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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


The youth EFNEP program provides nutrition education to help children develop healthy eating patterns and skills in preparing nutritious meals and snacks. The youth EFNEP program emphasizes a variety of delivery modes for reaching youth, from traditional classroom settings and after-school programs during the school year to day camps and youth group activities during the summer. The youth curriculum emphasizes learning by experience and reflection, and is adaptable to a wide variety of educational settings.

Check out our FREE youth nutrition programs for youth in third through fifth grade. 
Third through fifth grade programs are held for seven weeks
Each of our hands-on lessons last approximately 45-60 minutes.
Lessons include: My Plate, Fruits and Vegetables, Food Safety and other topics. 

Food, Fitness and Fun, for thrid, fourth and fifth graders. *NEW*

Standards Alignment

To sign up review the dates below and email Peggy Cebelak at or Fred Paul at

Fall 1: Aug 27th  - Oct 19th 

Fall 2: Oct 22nd    – Dec 21st 

Winter: Jan 7th   – March 15th

Spring: March 25th   – May 17th

*The six/seven lessons are flexible within the session to allow or holidays, vacation days and testing.
Schools we serve must have 51% or more free and reduced lunch students to qualify for program.

If more than one class per grade in your building would like to schedule the program, please have one teacher serve as the contact person to coordinate our visit.

Peggy Cebelak, EFNEP Youth Program Assistant
Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton and Butler County
4210 Dane Ave., Cincinnati, OH   45223   513-768-5561 

Fred Paul, EFNEP Adult and Youth Program Assistant
Ohio State University Extension, Hamilton County
4210 Dane Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223  513-946-8988