Project Information

SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Educator/Volunteer
John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Tiyan High, J.P. Torres Alternative School
Education, Health Services
Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Culinary, Consumer and Family Science
School and Outside of School
Project Ended
Lina Taitingfong
Basic Information
  • UOG Outreach & Extension/
    Lina Perez Taitingfong
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Under general supervision, students will assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating the CNEP youth education curriculum that includes topics such as food safety, physical activity, nutrition, and food labels after completing eight (8) nutrition training modules.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

    1)     Prepares and presents lessons from a standardized curriculum to small groups.

    2)     Visits clientele within specifically identified audiences to involve them in individual or small group learning experiences.

    3)     Extends information through a variety of methods such as demonstrations, worksheets, workshops, etc. to clientele within specifically identified audiences.

    4)     Maintains appropriate records of participants’ progress and enters data.

    5)     Assists clientele by providing information on resources available in the community and making referrals.

    This position requires modeling of healthy diet and exercise behaviors.

    Career Pathway/Field

    • Nutrition
    • Public Health
    • Culinary
    • Education 


    1) Complete the eight (8) training modules provided by the CNEP Educator that include: 1) making smart choices from every food group and getting the most nutrition out of your calories while balancing between food and physical activity; 2) saving money by planning meals, using a shopping list and comparing prices can often prevent running out of food before the end of the month; 3) increasing the amount and variety of vegetables and fruits we eat keeps us healthy as it provides vitamins, minerals, and fiber; 4) how to identify whole grains and the importance of making half your grain intake whole grain; 5) How dairy is the best source of calcium and the importance of physical activity and getting enough calcium is important for bone health; 6) The nutrient roles of protein and how animal and plant sources; 7)  How eating les fat, sugar, and salt will help prevent or delay heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. With an emphasis on how sugar is the consumed the most; 8) Data collection and entry methods. 

    2) Under the supervision of the CNEP Educator, independently prepare and implement one youth nutrition education lesson.

    3) Under the supervision of the CNEP Educator, assist with all remaining youth nutriiton education lessons and data collection and entry (if time permits).

    4) Under the supervison of the CNEP Educator, evaluate the youth workshop by entering evaluation data and discussing experience with CNEP Educator. 

    5) If time permits, participate in one extension-based or outreach recruitment event with the CNEP Educator. 


    1) Contact the CNEP Educator to coordinate and plan the required eight (8) training modules. 

    2) After completing all training modules, develop youth lesson schedule with CNEP Educator. 

    3) Review the Healthy Kids Club curriculum and select one lesson to study, practice, and deliver with minimal assistance.

    4) Attend all youth lessons remaining, then schedule data entry time at the CNEP office (UOG campus) with CNEP Educator.


    All volunteers/educators are responsible for their own transportation. This requires them to be picked up and dropped off to the project locattion that is on and off the UOG campus within 15 minutes prior and after each service learning experience scheduled and approved time. The schedule often includes Saturdays and early evening hours to accommodate clientele's availability. 

    Issue Area

    University of Guam’s Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP)

    Agency Description

    Extension Nutrition Education Programs is guided by a paraprofessional model designed to train community members to deliver evidenced-based nutrition curricula with eligible Guam residents. Curricula include topics on meal planning, money management, food safety, physical activity, and nutrition. The nutrition education program is offered to low-income adults and youth throughout the island as in community centers, schools, non-profit organizations.

    Point of Contact Informations

    Lina Perez Taitingfong

    CNEP Educator/ Extension Associate II


    Comments about the Project Location

    Extension & Outreach services are community-based, therefore project location varies by clientele availability. This means that required training modules can be completed on GDOE school campus or UOG campus and youth curriculum delivery is provided throughout the island, yet one location will be selected for the service learning project.