University of California

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


Curriculum we offer: EFNEP FLYER

Youth EFNEP Outcomes: Infographic


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."

What are teachers saying?

For more information, please contact: 

Jennifer Ferreira, Nutrition Educator, (510) 670-5664

Molica Sim, Nutrition Educator (510) 670-5670

Leah Sourbeer, Nutrition Program Supervisor (925) 608-6676


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