Graduates of EFNEP significantly increased knowledge and improved behaviors in diet quality (88%), food resource management (77%), and food safety (53%) resulting graduates running out of food less often each month. EFNEP graduates increased their physical activity levels and fruit and vegetable consumption upon completing EFNEP.
Completing 6 lessons, a total of 1171 youth graduated in EFNEP in 2015. Youth reported significant increases in knowledge and positive behavior changes in the areas of diet quality (82%).
"I tried Kiwi yesterday for the first time. At first I thought it looked nasty, but my mom said I had to try it because I asked her to buy it. I thought of you ( youth PA) and how you said we should be brave and try new things. So I did, and I liked it!"
"I loved and the youth loved the hands on materials!"
"Now after taking EFNEP's Eat Smart-Be Active, we are all on fat free milk. My son didn't even notice the difference."