Adult EFNEP programming is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension using Eating Smart • Being Active, a curriculum for adults. It is a research-based curriculum based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, designed for Extension Program Assistants to assist limited-resource families with young children to make healthy lifestyle choices.
EFNEP adult groups meet for a series of nine, 60-90 minute classes to learn about healthy eating and being active. In addition, three supplemental lessons target pregnant woman and new mothers.
Each lesson is accompanied by a food demonstration or food tasting, physical activity component, a worksheet, a handout, visuals and enhancements.
Lesson Overview of Lesson Lesson 1: Welcome to Eating Smart Being Active Participants know what they will be learning through the Eating Smart Being Active lesson series. Lesson 2: Get Moving! Families enjoy being physically active. Lesson 3: Plan, Shop, $ave Families plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget. Lesson 4: Fruits and Veggies: Half Your Plate Families increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables they eat every day. Families make half their plates fruits and vegetables. Lesson 5: Make Half Your Grains Whole Families choose at least half of their grains as whole grains. Lesson 6: Go Lean with Protein Families choose lean protein foods. Families keep all food safe to eat. Lesson 7: Build Strong Bones Families get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium. Lesson 8: Make a Change Families limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt. Lesson 9: Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active Participants celebrate their new knowledge and skills to prepare healthy food and be more active. Supplemental Lesson: Eating Smart Being Active During Pregnancy Participants celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices Supplemental Lesson: Feeding Your New Baby Parents make informed decisions about feeding their new baby Supplemental Lesson: Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods Parents successfully introduce solid foods to their babies.
Adult participants must satisfy at least one of the following:
- Receive or be eligible to receive federal food assistance
- Have a monthly household cash income that is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Be a pregnant teen or foster youth in transition, regardless of income or age