In September 2013, Stark County expanded its EFNEP program to include youth education. EFNEP provides evidence-based programming to Kindergarten-12th grade students.
Youth EFNEP teaches nutrition education to student in grades Kindergarten-12. A series of 6-7 classes is offered in school classrooms and in out-of-school time community settings. Curriculum alignment to Common Core Standards available upon request.
EFNEP works with schools, after-school programs, summer food service programs (SFSP), and summer camps.
EFNEP is free for school districts with 50% or more of their student population eligible for free or reduced school lunch/breakfast.
Youth EFNEP is offered as a series of six to seven, dynamic one-hour weekly lessons. Lessons are based on MyPlate concepts and include nutrition, label reading, increasing physical activity, and food safety.