Adult Program: Curriculum Overview and Recipes
Eating Smart • Being Active is an interactive California/Colorado EFNEP curriculum.
- Developed for community nutrition educators to use with low-income audiences.
- Incorporates the latest research-based health and nutrition information.
- Teaches the main messages of Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and MyPyramid.
- Is based on the dialogue-based learning approach by Dr. Joye Norris.
- Facilitates behavior change with hands-on activities.
- Is engaging and interactive for participants and easy-to-use for educators.
Eating Smart • Being Active Lessons:
Plan, Shop, $ave
Vary Your Veggies…Focus on Fruits
Make Half Your Grains Whole
Build Strong Bones
Go Lean With Protein
Make a Change
Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active
Materials for educators include:
- Educator’s Guide contains an overview, detailed lesson plans and recipes. Lesson plans have detailed instructions for teaching and background information for educators.
- Lesson Planning and Preparation Checklist helps to plan, shop and pack for the lesson.
- Visuals contain images to reinforce the main points of the lesson. Two sizes are available, a tabletop easel and larger posters which require a separate display board.
- Activity Bins contain materials and supplies for each lesson. Instructions for assembling them are provided.
Materials for participants:
- Worksheets for each lesson are used by participants to complete the activities in the lesson. There is a place on each lesson for goal setting.
- Handouts for each lesson review and reinforce the main points of the lesson.
- Enhancements for each lesson give participants tools needed to make some of the behavior changes. For example, a produce brush for the vegetable and fruit lesson.
- Folders are used by participants to store lesson materials.
- Graduation certificates can be personalized and presented at the last class.
Eating Smart • Being Active is a beautifully produced, comprehensive curriculum that serves both the educators and the learners wonderfully well. The learners get to "raise their voices," practice new skills, learn from each other, enjoy a series of successes, and grow confident in their newfound knowledge and abilities. Educators know from their own experience that lessons should be engaging and hands-on, but they don't always know how to make that happen. Eating Smart • Being Active gives them the tools they need to take their learners from "knowing ABOUT" to "knowing HOW."
Joye A. Norris, EdD, From Telling to Teaching: A Dialogue Approach to Adult Learning