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: