Food Talk is an adult nutrition education curriculum developed at the University of Georgia by EFNEP staff. This evidence based curriculum won a national award at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2009, soon after it was launched.
Food Talk was designed to teach limited-resource adults with children how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. Food Talk consists of eight lessons, each containing simple messages conveyed in an interactive manner, through activities and recipe demonstrations. The Health Belief Model is the theoretical foundation of the curriculum, which also incorporates the dialogue-based, adult learning theories of Dr. Joye Norris.
In order to better serve the rapidly growing Hispanic community in Georgia, our adult curriculum has been translated to Spanish. Where appropriate, the content has been adapted to be mindful of any cultural differences. Bilingual program assistants deliver Hablemos de Comida in Spanish across the state.