Adult EFNEP is available free of charge to limited-resource adults who are responsible for the care of children, such as parents, grandparents, non-custodial parents or other extended family members.  Other adults may qualify, if they are responsible for the planning and preparation of a child’s meals and they meet the income guidelines.  For more information on eligibility guidelines and the adult EFNEP series, visit

The adult EFNEP workshops are traditionally taught in a series of nine weekly, 60-90 minute sessions.  Our EFNEP Program Assistants are very flexible and are available to provide classes on evenings and weekends.  Classes are available in English and Spanish.  Program participants who complete the EFNEP series will receive a certificate from the Ohio State University. 

In Montgomery County, our adult EFNEP team uses the Eating Smart, Being Active curriculum.  Eating Smart, Being Active is an evidence based nutrition, food safety, and food resource management education curriculum from Colorado State University Extension and University of California at Davis.  Eating Smart, Being Active focuses on simple messages related to food and nutrition and gives participants a chance to apply new information through interactive activities.  A recipe demonstration, small incentive and physical activity are included with each of the nine lessons. 

New for 2018: Participants will learn knife skills, food prep & easy recipes.

Lesson Topics:

Eating Smart, Being Active is an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) curriculum for adults.  The curriculum was created by a partnership between Colorado State University Extension and University of California at Davis. 

Lesson 1.  Welcome to eating smart, Being Active  

Lesson 2.  Get Moving!  

Lesson 3.  Plan, Shop, $ave

Lesson 4.  Fruits and Veggies:  Half Your Plate 

Lesson 5.  Make Half Your Grains Whole 

Lesson 6.  Build Strong Bones

Lesson 7.  Go Lean with Protein 

Lesson 8.  Make a Change! 

Lesson 9. Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active