UGA EFNEP delivers interactive educational sessions where participants try new recipes and learn how to improve nutrition practices, stretch their food dollars, and prevent food-borne illness. We provide all teaching materials and recipe ingredients at no cost to our partners or participants. We only require a table and electricity. Kitchen facilities are not necessary.
UGA EFNEP programming is based on four curricula:
Food Talk is a series of eight sessions that provide information and resources for adults who are parents or caregivers of young children.
Hablemos de Comida is the Spanish translation of our Food Talk. It includes all of the same information as Food Talk, and it is delivered by bilingual educators.
Teen Cuisine can be taught in 45 minutes sessions or 90 minutes sessions. This curriculum is based on a learner-centered approach with our nutrition educators serving as facilitators to help teens discover and apply new information.
Food Talk Teen is a series that targets the improvement of health behaviors among older adolescents (ages 15-19) through engaging, age-appropriate activities.
The Food Talk curriculum is designed for caregivers and parents of young children as well as pregnant women and teens. Families who are eligible for any type of public assistance are eligible for EFNEP.
Teen Cuisine and Food Talk Teen are designed for older adolescents (ages 15-19).
EFNEP participants report significant savings on their grocery bills each month. Participants also improve diet quality, increase physical activity, and more often follow food safety guidelines.
UGA EFNEP partners with hundreds of agencies throughout the state of Georgia to deliver programming within community settings. Recognizing one outstanding agency each month allows us to highlight mutually beneficial partnerships and celebrate our collective impact.