The youth program is offered to children in 11 counties. Children learn about nutrition, food preparation, food safety, and physical activity during a six lesson, interactive program. The youth program is administered through schools, youth organizations, after school programs, and many other places and events where children gather. EFNEP partners with the Ohio Summer Food Service Program to provide nutrition education to youth who receive free meals throughout the summer at identified sites. Youth are asked to complete a short, grade specific survey at the first and last lesson of the series.
Ohio EFNEP youth curriculum includes Healthy Kids Challenge curriculum Balance My Day which uses the most current evidence-based recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations. Additional lessons were created by Ohio EFNEP based on MyPlate, The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and CDC recommendations.