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Eating Smart and Being Active (ESBA)


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The EFNEP program has a comprehensive & fun learning opportunity for qualifying adults.

Eating Smart and Being Active is a series of lessons that UW-Madison Division of Extension Waukesha County FoodWIse Nutrition Educators teach to adult participants 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.

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!

For more information, contact:
Jill Herz, FoodWIse Administrator
[email protected]

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: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.