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Curricula used in Louisiana for EFNEP outreach are:

  • Let's Eat for the Health of It (youth and adults)
  • Show Me Nutrition
  • C.H.E.F. Camp
  • CATCH Curriculum
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • Faithful Families Eating Smart & Moving More

Let’s Eat for the Health of It
Let's Eat for the Health of It was developed in Louisiana with approved recipes and activities for children 3-5th grade and adults. Participants are to learn/identify the importance of establishing healthful nutritional practices, incorporating physical activity into their daily lives, incorporating food buying skills to better manage food resources, and following recommended food safety recommendations.

Let’s Eat for the Health of it (adult curriculum)
includes12 lesson plans with supporting materials and fact/activity sheets for adults. Concepts mirror current USDA Dietary Recommendations for Americans.

Introduction: Let’s Eat for the Health of It:
1. Make Half your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
2. Switch to Skim or 1% Milk
3. Make at Least Half your Grains Whole
4. Vary your Protein Food Choices, Cut Back on Foods High in Solid Fats, Added Sugars, and Salt
5. Food Safety
6. Food Dollar Management
7. Fats, Sugars and Sodium
8. Physical Activity
9. Pregnancy the Healthy Way
10. Breastfeeding
11. Feeding Infants & Toddlers
12. Family Mealtime

Let’s Eat for the Health of It (youth curriculum)
provides complete lesson plan and educational materials along with supplies to accompany each lesson.

  1. MyPlate the Healthy Way
  2. Make Half your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
  3. Switch to Skim or 1% Milk
  4. Make at Least Half your Grains Whole
  5. Vary your Protein Food Choices
  6. Physical Activity
  7. Hand-Washing and Food Safety
  8. Smart Snacking


Show Me Nutrition
Show Me Nutrition is a nutrition curriculum for youth in grades from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It is comprehensive nutrition curriculum that teaches youths from preschool through junior high how to have a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum focuses on healthy eating and an active lifestyle.

CATCH Nutrition
CATCH Nutrition Curriculum - a classroom and after-school health education curriculum.

Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More
This program promotes healthy eating and physical activity in communities of faith.

C.H.E.F Camp
EFNEP utilizes the C.H.E.F. (Creating Healthy, Enjoyable Foods) Camp and Kids in the Kitchen curricula to teach cooking skills to children. C.H.E.F. Camps are implemented in community settings during the summer and holiday breaks with students.

EFNEP - Fact Sheets - Food Choices and Exercise are Keys to a Healthy Colon

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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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