University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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EFNEP lessons benefit Head Start families; staff, too!

Lake Elsinore Head Start provides early childhood services for low-income families. With a childhood obesity rate of 38.2% in the area, Head Start workers recognized a clear need for nutrition education. They reached out to the local UCCE Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). UCCE nutrition educator Myriam Acevedo partnered with the group to teach an 8-week course for parents on how to eat healthier and encourage family members to keep active. Participants learn how to choose healthy foods, prepare low-cost meals, and stretch their food budget. According to the parent coordinator at Head Start, “the mommies loved it, and I learned a lot just listening from my office!”

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