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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


This free program is offered as a series of 9 lessons (60-90 minutes each) in a curriculum designed to teach families with children about making healthier choices around nutrition, food preparation, physical activity, meal planning, food safety, and saving money. The lessons are interactive, fun, and family centered. A food sampling, small incentives and physical activity are included with each of the nine lessons. Classes are available in English and Spanish. 

Adult EFNEP is available free of charge to limited resource adults who are responsbile for the care of children, such as parents, grandparents, or other extended family members. Other adults may qualify if they are responsbile for the planning and preparation of a child's meals and they meet the income guidelines. Visit EFNEP Qualifications for more information on eligibility guidelines.

For questions or to schedule classes, contact Amy Habig937-736-7207.

Lesson Topics:

Eating Smart, Being Active is an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) curriculum for adults.  The curriculum was created by a partnership between Colorado State University Extension and University of California at Davis.

Lesson 1: Welcome to Eating Smart Being Active

Overview of the series and knife safety skills.

Participants accurately complete the entry forms.

Educational Enhancement – Cutting board and OSU pen

Lesson 2: Get Moving!

Families enjoy being active.

Participants accurately complete the 24-hour food recall.

Educational Enhancement – Beach ball

Lesson 3: Plan, Shop, $ave

Families plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget.

Educational Enhancement – Grocery list pad

Lesson 4: Fruits & Veggies: Half Your Plate

Families increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables they eat everyday.

Families make half their plates fruits and vegetables.

Educational Enhancement Produce brush

Lesson 5: Make Half Your Grains Whole

Families choose at least half of their grains as whole grains.

Educational Enhancement – Measuring cups and spoons

Lesson 6: Go Lean With Protein

Families choose lean protein foods and keep all their food safe to eat.

Educational Enhancement Food thermometers and safe food temperatures magnet

Lesson 7: Build Strong Bones

Families get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium.

Educational Enhancement – Liquid measuring cup

Lesson 8: Make A Change

Families limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt.

Educational Enhancement OSU Water bottle

Lesson 9: Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active

Participants celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices.

Participants accurately complete the required exit forms.

Educational Enhancement – Cookbook and graduation certificate


Printable EFNEP Adult Program Flyer

Printable EFNEP Adult Program Flyer with Enhancements