Adult Curriculum

Eating Smart – Being Healthy

Washington State EFNEP uses the 2017 “Eating Smart – Being Active” (ESBA) curriculum from Colorado State University-Extension.

Hands On

The ESBA curriculum is used in Washington State as a nine-lesson series. Each lesson is facilitated by a paraprofessional educator and includes a food preparation and interactive exploration of lesson content. Participants will build shopping lists, practice simple muscle strengthening exercises, build confidence preparing foods, and demonstrate food safety.

Research Tested

The ESBA curriculum debuted in 2005 and has been periodically revised to meet the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It has been pilot tested with each revision. EFNEP participants who completed the ESBA program report positive behavior changes in food resource management, nutrition, and food safety.

For additional information about “Eating Smart – Being Active,” visit their website.

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Lessons in Washington State

  1. “Welcome to EFNEP” & “Get Moving!”
  2. “My Healthy Plate”
  3. “Plan, Shop, $ave”
  4. “Fruits & Veggies: Half Your Plate”
  5. “Make Half Your Grains Whole”
  6. “Build Strong Bones-Calcium and Vitamin D”
  7. “Go Lean With Protein”
  8. “Make a Change – Fat, Sugar & Salt”
  9. “Celebrate!”

Mothers and Babies

The curriculum also has the option of three maternal and infant nutrition lessons as a supplement to the core nine lessons:

  • Eating Smart and Being Active During Pregnancy
  • Feeding Your New Baby
  • Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods