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Eating Smart and Being Active is a series of lessons that Waukesha County UW-Extension Nutrition Educators teach to participants in their own homes or in group settings at various community sites. It is available in English or Spanish and FREE to families with children.*

Participants learn ways to plan and shop for budget-friendly meals that incorporate fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein foods, shop for healthy meals and snacks on a budget, and stay active as a family.

*Families with children (ages infant – 19 years old, or are expecting) who are eligible for programs such as WIC, Free & Reduced Lunch, or Food Stamps (FoodShare) meet our income guidelines to participate in ESBA.

Lesson Topics:

  1. Welcome and Introduction to ESBA
  2. Get Moving! – Enjoy being active together.
  3. Plan, Shop, $ave – Plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within your budget.
  4. Fruits & Veggies: Half Your Plate – Increase the amount of veggies and fruits you eat every day.
  5. Make Half Your Grains Whole – Choose at least half your grains as whole grains.
  6. Build Strong Bones – Get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat foods.
  7. Go Lean with Protein – Choose lean protein foods and keep all foods safe to eat.
  8. Make a Change – Limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt.
  9. Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active – Celebrate new knowledge and skills!

Optional Lessons:
Eating Smart & Being Active During Pregnancy
Feeding Your New Baby – Breastfeeding and Formula
Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods

For more information, contact:
Jill Herz, FoodWIse Coordinator
262-548-7877
jherz@waukeshacounty.gov

Eating Smart & Being Active (ESBA) is an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) curriculum. It was developed by EFNEP staff at Colorado State University and the University of California at Davis. Eight core lessons have been designed for nutrition educators to teach healthy lifestyle choices to families with young children.

Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.