Happy March! The beginning of the year has presented a lot of exciting opportunities to collaborate, outreach and provide partner agencies and organizations with new and engaging ways to include EatFresh.org into their curriculum and programs.
New Webinar Series Makes EatFresh.org Integration Easy
The new year marked the beginning of our new webinar series for integrating EatFresh.org into different types of programming. Each webinar will be tailored to specific groups serving the CalFresh population. In January, Erin and Jessica hosted our first webinar, EatFresh.org for Nutrition Educators, with Program Manager of San Francisco Marin Food Bank, Molly Burke. It was so popular that we hosted a repeat in February! Altogether, 49 participants from 29 different organizations throughout California attended the webinars and learned about best practices and the most useful features for nutrition educators. We got great feedback and have been working with attendees individually to make sure their integration is a success. If you would like to make sure we host a webinar for your specific group, email Jessica
EatFresh.org Print Materials Now Available for Order Online
EatFresh.org recipe cards and posters are now available for order on the Leah's Pantry website. EatFresh.org recipe cards and posters are available to organizations and agencies looking to incorporate them into their educational workshops, training, classes and programming.
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Expanding EatFresh.org Outreach to CalFresh Eligibility Workers
CalFresh dollars undoubtedly help improve the health and economic well-being of low-income Californians. Did you know that more than 42% of CalFresh households are working families with children? In order to design EatFresh.org for this population (over 4 million CA recipients in 2013), we partner closely with CalFresh units to learn about their clients, and to learn about how outreach and enrollment staff do their job. Erin spent the day in the newly remodeled CalFresh lobby with thoughtful and hardworking staff from San Francisco HSA. Together, they brainstormed new ways to integrate EatFresh.org into outreach and enrollment activities which will guide our work in the area in 2014.
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Spotted! MEDA Promatoras Distributing EatFresh.org Recipe Cards in The Mission
Such an exciting moment to spot Mission Economic Development Agency promatoras passing out EatFresh.org recipe cards at the corner of Mission and 19th Street. We were so pleased to run into them out and about promotingEatFresh.org within their community that we stopped to snap this great photo!
We're extremely appreciative of their promotion efforts and applaud their dedication to providing their clients with resources to live healthy lives.
Has your organization successfully promoted EatFresh.org? Send us an email – we'd love to highlight your approach so others can learn from it!
Adrienne, Jessica and Erin
The EatFresh Team