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Youth Nutrition Education Program

       Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Our Youth Nutrition Education Program helps youth acquire knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop healthy eating habits
  • Choose healthy snacks
  • Increase physical activity
  • Practice safe food handling

Schools and agencies that serve limited income students are eligible to enroll in our program at no cost.

UCCE provides:

  • Free University of California-approved nutrition education curricula and supplies (grades K-12)

  • Lessons that support the Common Core State Standards

  • Student and family materials in English and Spanish

  • In-class presentations with food tastings

  • School-wide nutrition education events

     Results of Youth Classes in 2018-19

     Youth Nutrition Education Program flyer - Curricula

     EFNEP in Schools - Helping Students Make the Grade!

Nutrition Educators in Action: Adan Video     Eli Video

What are teachers saying?

"The program was wonderful and I actually saw change in my students' attitudes about foods and food choices."

"My students are extremely receptive to healthy nutrition choices and take pride in sharing their new information with their families."

Eli In Classroom

For more information, please contact:

     Eli Figueroa, Nutrition Educator (925) 608-6678     Eifigueroa@ucanr.edu
 Adan Osoria, Nutrition Educator (925)608-6679  

Leah Sourbeer, Nutrition Program Supervisor

(925) 608-6676    ljelmazati@ucanr.edu