ESBA is an evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention curriculum. Nine lessons engage participants in learning about healthy lifestyle choices. ESBA is designed to teach the main messages of the current dietary and physical activity guidelines. These research-based recommendations are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 and MyPlate (both developed jointly by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture) and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services).
The curriculum addresses the core messages in the SNAP-Ed Guidance.
Resources have been developed to help educators plan programming using ESBA in their communities. An overview is available and lesson assessment tools have been developed for all lessons.