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Eating Smart - Being Active logo with illustrated apple logo markEating Smart and Being Active is a series of lessons that Extension Rock County nutrition educators teach to participants in group settings at various community sites. It is available in English or Spanish and is 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!

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

*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.

For more information, contact:
Shana Leith,
FoodWIse Program Administrator

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. Nine core lessons have been designed for nutrition educators to teach healthy lifestyle choices to families with young children.

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