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