June 2016 Newsletter


EatFresh.org Mini Course Updates

Spanish Now Available

The much-anticipated Spanish version of the Mini Course is now live! Using the language dropdown at the top of the page, users can switch between English and Spanish at any time while taking the course.

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User Experience Improved

Thanks to great feedback from our partners, we have improved the enrollment process, course completion pathway, and evaluation process of the EatFresh.org Mini Course.

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Here's a brief summary of what has changed:

  • One Mini Course: Now there is only one Mini Course rather than three. Topics are grouped into three sections, so participants will still be able to earn three certificates of completion.
  • Freedom of Choice: Users are now able to view all 15 topics in any order.
  • Questionnaires Removed: Based on feedback from our partners, we have removed the pre- and post-course questionnaires from the default version of the Mini Course for FFY2016. If you would still like your participants to complete these questionnaires, we will give you a referral code that will activate this version of the course. We look forward to unveiling an updated evaluation strategy based on the new evaluation guidance from the USDA beginning in October 2016.
  • Account Creation Changes: Demographic information is now collected when users create an account. This data can be used to complete SNAP-Ed data cards, so contact us for a referral code if you would like to have this information about participants that you refer to the Mini Course.

We hope these improvements will make the Mini Course friendly to even beginner computer users!

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Webinar: EatFresh.org Mini Course – Relaunched!

Join Jessica and Erin via webinar on Friday, June 24th from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM to review the new Mini Course updates described above. We will walk you through the new course, options for data collection about your participants’ progress, review strategies for outreach and promotion, and show you how to enter data about your participants into the ATF.

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Partner Highlight: Cameron House

"We have a cooking club started by some of our middle schoolers. Every two weeks they pick a recipe from EatFresh.org and make it. It's a pretty informal piece of our programming, but the point is that it's an opportunity for our youth to practice their leadership and organizational skills while making healthy recipes."

- Kelcie Wong, Out of School Time Programs Director
Cameron House

Spice Up Your Health Fair Table with EatFresh.org

Do you have a health fair, family night, or fruit and veggie fest planned for this summer? Attract more participants with EatFresh.org recipe samples and print materials!

EatFresh Print Materials

The EatFresh.org YouTube Channel is Growing!

Check out our new Tangy Cabbage video, a recipe from A Healthy Twist on Traditional Recipes.

If you have youth who might enjoy making videos, we’ll make it easy for you: send us the footage and we’ll turn it into a fun video. Contact Jessica at jessica@leahspantrysf.org for the video shooting guide!

In the meantime, catch up with EatFresh.org on our other social media channels, and share them with your clients too:


In health,

The EatFresh.org Team

Food Pantries: EatFresh.org Text Message Nutrition Class

We are currently looking for food pantry partners to pilot a customized version of the EatFresh.org Text Message Nutrition Class. Along with weekly healthy eating messages, participants will receive texts and links to recipes related to a food item they will be receiving at your weekly distribution.

Contact Jessica Silldorff at jessica@leahspantrysf.org if you would like to participate!


EatFresh.org at APHA 2016

Leah's Pantry has been selected to present two oral presentations about the EatFresh.org Mini Course at APHA 2016. We hope to see you there at the end of October!

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