February 2016 Newsletter


Updates to EatFresh.org Mini Course

Thank you to everyone who helped us test the EatFresh.org Mini Course and provided feedback! Overall, the content was well-liked by our testers, and we gained a lot of insight into the user experience of the course. As a result, we have simplified the account creation process and reduced the number of clicks required to access the content. We also reorganized the topics within Mini Course 1 and have released Mini Course 2 and 3, which become unlocked after completing the first course.

If you haven’t already, create a free account and take the courses now! Each course takes about 35 minutes to complete, with additional time for completing the questionnaires in Mini Course 1.

We recently hosted a webinar about the development EatFresh.org Mini Course, results from our user testing, ideas for implementing the Mini Course, and upcoming projects. The recording is up on our YouTube channel for those who missed it or for sharing with others.

Read about webinar highlights and access the recording »

Upcoming: Spanish Mini Course

All three Mini Courses will soon be available in Spanish! We’re wrapping up development on the Spanish versions, so look for them this Spring. You’ll be able to change the language of the Mini Course by using the language dropdown in the header on the Mini Course page.

New Print Materials

We have brand new designs for our recipe postcards and posters, and a new list of available recipes for the postcards. The designs are inspired by our promotional videos, which show Californians using EatFresh.org in everyday life to make healthy eating easier.

There are now three options for the front of the recipe card: two that promote the website and one that promotes the EatFresh.org Mini Course. These designs are also available as 11”x17” vertical posters and are a great way to promote EatFresh.org in lobbies, waiting rooms, computer labs, and at health fairs.

Order print materials now »

Youth Cooking Challenge Videos

4-H and UCCE in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties partnered with EatFresh.org this fall to host a Youth Video Cooking Challenge. Youth were invited to film themselves preparing a recipe from EatFresh.org. Watch the two winning videos on our YouTube channel or from the EatFresh.org homepage. Congratulations to Ellie and Shirly for their great videos!

Call for Collaboration: Native American and Asia Pacific Islander Cookbooks

Do you work with Native American or Asia Pacific Islander populations? We’re developing a cookbook with community members of healthy, easy recipes that represent their culture’s cuisine. If you would like to collaborate with us on this project, please email Jessica Silldorff at jessica@leahspantrysf.org.

In health,

The EatFresh Team

EatFresh.org Promotional Videos

Visit our YouTube channel to watch and share 4 promo videos. Perfect for lobbies and waiting rooms! Want them on DVD? Send us an email »

EatFresh Analytics

79,571 unique visitors since our launch on 9/30/13

Chicken, slow cooker, and apple were the most commonly searched terms in the past month.

Project Open Hand (openhand.org) and WICHealth.org had the highest referral rates from their website to EatFresh.org. Thank you to our partners for your support!