EFNEP Teaches Youth to Make Healthier Drink and Snack Choices, Read Labels, Be Physically Active and Reduce Screen Time
Maryland EFNEP provides education to youth from 6-18 years old (K-12) at schools in after-school programs, in-school, through 4-H/EFNEP clubs, day camps, at community centers, neighborhood groups, gardening and cooking workshops. The EFNEP youth audience includes limited-income youths, living in low-income communities in Maryland.
Children and youth learn about healthy lifestyles: healthy food choices, food safety, food shopping, and increasing fun, safe, and sustainable physical activity, and reducing screen time.
The goals of the program are to:
Educate youth on the principles of nutrition, physical activity, and good health.
Increase the variety of healthy food consumed by youth with particular emphasis on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium rich foods.
Provide youth with the necessary skills to select and prepare low-cost nutritious foods that are safe to eat.