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The mission of EFNEP is to empower limited- income families with young children to make informed decisions about food purchasing, food safety and meal management.
Welcome to the Louisiana Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Web page. The vision of EFNEP is to help Louisiana families and youth enrolled in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program to have access to and apply up-to-date, research-based nutrition information contributing to quality health and wellness.
Food Safe Consumer (Lesson 23)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 97% of foodborne illnesses could be prevented by simply washing hands and improving food handling practices. Everyone who handles food needs to know safe food-handling practices.
Meal Planning (Lesson 13)
Are your meals at the end of the month as good as they are at the beginning? Or do your food dollars run out before the month is over? Learning to plan your menus and shop only for what you need will help you have good food throughout the month. You will also save both money and time!
(Lesson 10) Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is called nature's little mermaid. This lesson explains why.
Minerals (Lesson 8)
This lesson teaches about the importance of minerals in the diet.
Vital Vitamins
In this lesson, you will learn about the two major types of vitamins, the fat-soluble and water-soluble. You will learn how each vitamin functions in your body and the symptoms of deficiency and over-consumption (toxicity). You will learn which foods are the best sources of vitamins and the Recommended Dietary Allowance for each. This lesson will discuss vitamin supplements. This information will help you plan a healthy diet, including all necessary vitamins and nutrients.
Eat Smart Lessons
A series of lessons designed to help you learn how to eat healthier.
Food Labels (Lesson 15)
This lesson will help you to better understand the Nutrition Facts label. You will learn how to use it to make healthier choices in the supermarket.
Nutrition for Young Children (Lesson 20)
In this lesson you will learn about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate and how they apply to young children. You will learn what to expect during each stage of the preschool years and tips to make these stages easier on both you and your child. You will also learn about issues such as fast food, healthy weights for young children and exercise.
Cancer (Lesson 17)
An estimated 35% of cancer deaths are associated with what we eat. This lesson will give you a foundation for action regarding what you should eat and other healthy lifestyle behaviors that you can control. The action you take could lead to your not getting cancer. You will learn what you can do now and for the rest of your life to reduce your cancer risk.
Smart Food Shopping
Planning is the key to saving money in the grocery store. If you don't know how much you spend on food, here's an exercise that can help you answer that question.
This lesson describes the importance of dairy products in the diet.
Heart Disease & Stroke (Lessson 16)
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This lesson focuses on the steps you can take to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Protein (Lesson 4)
Proteins have something to do with life and vitality because they are a necessary component of every cell. Proteins are necessary for a person to grow and to fight infection and disease.
A lesson on carbohydrates, their metabolism and effects.
Phytochemicals (Lesson 11)
Eating more broccoli, tomatoes, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and other foods from plants may help to protect you against several chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. And it is not just because of the nutrients they contain. It is more likely because of the chemicals found in these foods -- phytochemicals.
EFNEP - Fact Sheets - New Year's Resolution
Start the new year off right! Make resolutions that stick! Resolutions kept throughout the year are specific, realistic and enjoyable. What resolution about food could you make that would improve your health? What about eating more fruits and vegetables?
Washing hands
Handwashing (Lesson 25)
The importance of handwashing and how to do it effectively.
Adolescent Nutrition (Lesson 21)
The phrase "you are what you eat" is sometimes hard for teenagers to keep in mind. This is probably because adolescents (teenagers) in America are faced every day with so many choices that can affect their health in the present and in the future.
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