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Youth Nutrition Education Program

Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Our Youth Nutrition Education Program helps youth acquire knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop healthy eating habits
  • Choose healthy snacks
  • Increase physical activity
  • Practice safe food handling

Schools and agencies that serve limited income students are eligible to enroll in our program at no cost.

University of California Cooperative Extension provides:

  • Free University of California-approved nutrition education curricula and supplies (grades K-12)
  • Lessons that support the Common Core State Standards
  • Student and family materials in English and Spanish
  • In-class presentations with food tastings
  • School-wide nutrition education events

Youth program flyer

2018-2019 youth progam outcomes


Nutrition Educators in Action: Adan Video     Eli Video

What are teachers saying?

"The program was wonderful and I actually saw change in my students' attitudes about foods and food choices."

"My students are extremely receptive to healthy nutrition choices and take pride in sharing their new information with their families."

For more information, please contact: 

Jennifer Ferreira, Nutrition Educator
jaferreira@ucanr.edu, (510) 670-5664

Molica Sim, Nutrition Educator

molsim@ucanr.edu (510) 670-5670

Leah Sourbeer, Nutrition Program Supervisor

ljelmazati@ucanr.edu (925) 608-6676