The delivery of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) youth program takes on various forms. EFNEP youth nutrition educators recruit and train teachers and youth leaders to implement nutrition education curricula in their classrooms and groups forums. EFNEP provides nutrition education at schools as and enrichment of the curriculum. In addition to lessons on nutrition, food preparation, and food safety, youth classes may also include related topics, such as physical activity and general health.
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During the 09-10 school year, 11 Vista High School students visited 5 second grade classrooms at Temple Heights Elementary. The high school students participated in a hands-on training conducted by Stella Weaver and Amy Haessly (Child Nutrition Services). The students then taught the Reading Across MyPyramid (RAMP) lessons over 4 classroom visits.
It was a wonderful project and received excellent reviews about the high school students from elementary school teachers. Comments included:
- "They did a great job!"
- "Excellent role models."
- "The high school students were such an example for my class. They all want to be involved like these students in high school!"
- "They did an awesome job! Great rapport with the students."
- "The second graders were excited and eager to learn and share."
- "Classroom management was well done! Awesome job!"
--Submitted by a Temple Heights Elementary School Teacher