About EFNEP in Palm Beach
Being poor in Palm Beach County often means being hungry or malnourished. Low income, minority, and educationally disadvantaged people are most at risk for diet-related diseases. Poor nutrition from the lack of sufficient quantity and/or quality of food and lack of sufficient physical activity have been identified as two of the top risk factors for serious health issues. Many of these families in poverty lack the knowledge and skills to select and prepare more nutritious diets, manage their limited food budget, and increase physical activity.
By using nutrition educators in local community group settings, Adult EFNEP aids limited-resource families in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivations, and behaviors necessary to improve their diets and overall well-being. We have a strong partnership with the Palm Beach County Food Bank and offer a program called Nutrition Driven. In this program, the Palm Beach County Food Bank offers EFNEP participants take-home groceries at the end of each EFNEP class.
EFNEP offers adult programs, typically nine sessions long and held in a community setting.
Adult programs incorporate relevant nutrition information to help families eat better food for less money. Small group sizes allow EFNEP educators to tailor each class for their audience. Participants connect with one another in hands-on activities and group discussion.
All EFNEP classes include interactive food demonstrations of easy and delicious recipes. Also, each lesson comes with a lesson enhancement and a tool designed to help participants adopt a healthy lifestyle.