September 2016 Newsletter


Data Export Available: Analytics By County

Have you been wondering how your outreach efforts may be impacting the number of visitors to We can now send you automated monthly reports directly from Google Analytics that show user activity in your county. The PDF report includes metrics on number of users, number of sessions, average time spent on the website, and pages viewed per session. You can also receive XLS or CSV reports with more specific data for a particular metric. Contact Jessica ( if you’re interested in receiving these automated reports or to learn more about this new program.

2016 Annual SNEB Conference: Poster Presentation

We were proud to present our poster on the Mini Course, titled Designing Online Nutrition Education for Low Digital Literacy Populations, at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior conference in San Diego. Our poster was met with enthusiasm from other attendees, and it was encouraging to learn how other organizations across the country are also using online tools like eLearning and text messaging to deliver nutrition education. We walked away with new connections and ideas!

2016 National WIC Conference Presentation

We will be traveling to Denver next week to present at the National WIC Conference along with Dr. Mei-Wei Chang from Ohio State University in a session titled Integrating Nutrition Education Through Technology. The session will cover ways to refer clients to online interventions using motivational interviewing and how the Mini Course can be used as a flexible option for nutrition education for WIC clients. We’re excited to introduce the Mini Course to the WIC community!

2016 APHA Oral Presentations

We are thrilled to be presenting two oral presentations at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo in October! Join us in our sessions about the Mini Course:

  • Low Literacy Learning – Nutrition Education in the Online Environment
  • Implementing an innovative, micro-learning online nutrition education class for low digital literacy populations: Findings from year 1 and implications for future Mini Courses

Let us know if you’ll be attending the conference too!

Webinar Recording: Mini Course – Relaunched

In June, Erin and Jessica shared the new updates to the Mini Course via webinar. We streamlined the account creation process and reorganized the course to offer more freedom of choice among the 15 topics. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording and download the slides.

P.S. - Make sure you’re enrolled in the new version of the course (you should see all 15 topics on the course overview page). If you’re still only seeing five topics on the page, email Jessica ( and we will enroll you in the most recent version.

Upcoming Webinar: Engaging Teens and Youth with

Join Jessica and Erin via webinar on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM to learn strategies for increasing engagement among teens and youth using online tools. We’ll review how to appeal to youth through tailoring content and delivery of messages as well as appropriate technology platforms that will lead them to or other trusted online resources.

Register Now »

Order Recipe Cards and Posters by September 30th

Running low on recipe cards or looking for a way to jazz up your programming? Inspire your participants with colorful recipe cards and posters from! Our free promotional materials are perfect for:

  • Highlighting seasonal produce
  • Encouraging cooking with new, unfamiliar foods
  • Providing a takeaway at recipe demos or taste tests
  • Promoting the Mini Course with your custom referral code
  • Engaging clients in waiting rooms, lobbies, and retail spaces

Place an order for free materials »

In health,

The Team

Partner Highlight: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo

Julie Lefko shares her story of how she discovered

“While I was at California Head Start's Health Institute, a conference tailored towards the health and nutrition aspects of the Head Start program, I attended a workshop where the presenter shared some of the resources she uses with her families in her Head Start program. At the workshop she had recipe cards. I liked the look of the cards and could see the recipes being utilized by our families. When I got home I visited and realized there were various great resources to choose from. 

When we needed to choose a recipe for different health fairs as part of our Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program, we were delighted to find recipes on that highlighted very traditional ingredients of our participants' culture that were also healthy and appetizing. We ended up making the Roasted Corn, Pepper, and Nopales Salsa for our families and it was a hit! I am excited to continue using to find more recipes for our families!”

We love hearing success stories like this! You can read more about Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo on their website.

EatFresh Analytics

134,912 unique visitors since our launch on 9/30/13

Average number of pages viewed per session: 8.3

Trending Search Terms: chicken, slow cooker, zucchini, eggplant

477 users enrolled in the Mini Course