The Eatfresh.org Team has been busy - presenting at conferences, designing the new Homepage & Meal Plan feature and getting ready to roll out the online curriculum.  We've been getting great feedback from all of you, thank you so much for supporting our work!  

Homepage Refresh!

Have you seen the brand new homepage on EatFresh.org? A big thank you to the valuable feedback from users and partners.  We hope this new layout helps our users better discover useful features and meaningful content on the website. Let us know what you think!



EatFresh.org Online Curriculum

Leah’s Pantry is developing 15 “micro-bite” online learning modules highlighting key SNAP-Ed nutrition and health messages. The modules are lively, character-driven, and include interactive features. We highlight recipes found on Eatfresh.org and are partnering with the Santa Clara Department of Public Health and Kaiser Permanente by embedding two Rethink Your Drink videos they produced a few years ago. These modules will be a companion to the Eatfresh.org website, and be accessible via a link from the newly designed homepage.

Designing for e-learning software has been an exciting challenge for our team; trying to combine the lessons we’ve learned from 9 years in the classroom and almost two years with Eatfresh.org with the expertise of our development partner Sify has meant a lot of revisions, discussions, and general brain-stretching. We are hopeful these modules will be a great addition to the SNAP-Ed menu of interventions. These modules will be available in both English and Spanish by September 30, 2015, but we expect things to start creeping up onto the site within the next month.

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May 14: Webinar for Food Bank Agencies

Please join us for a webinar titled EatFresh.org for Food Bank Distrubution Agencies on Thursday, May 14th from 1-1:45pm PST. We'll share best practices on using the website with food pantry clients and as part of your food distribution program. Eatfresh.org webinars are tailored specifically to groups serving the CalFresh population.  Let us know if you'd like to see a webinar on a specific topic!

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New Step-By-Step Recipe Directions!

Sometimes you can read instructions to a recipe and still feel confused about how to prepare the dish. What does it mean to "cut in butter" when making scones? We hope the recipes on EatFresh.org have clear instructions for people with all levels of cooking comfort and experience. As part of that effort, we recently created the ability to add step-by-step photographs to align with each direction in a recipe to provide visual cues along side written instructions. Check out this sautéed greens recipe for an example.



We're working with volunteers who will prepare recipes and take photos as they go. This has been a fun and delicious effort for volunteer groups large and small! Please get in touch if you'd like to use your photography and culinary skills to help give EatFresh users another way to understand and follow recipes!

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Eatfresh.org on the Road

Eatfresh.org was invited to be a part of the USDA Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Summitt in early April.  The convening of emerging, practice-based, and evidence-based projects was inspiring and exciting.  We are proud to be a part of a group committed to improving the health of vulnerable populations throughout the Western Region.

Last week, we saw many of you at the California Association of Food Banks conference in Sacramento!  Jessica and Erin enjoyed meeting new partners and sharing resources for food banks and their partner agencies.

Next up - Presenting at CCLHDN in Los Angeles and creating a poster for the  Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego.  Please come by and say hello!


How have you integrated EatFresh.org into your process or program? Send us an email – we'd love to highlight your approach so others can learn from it!

In health,

Adrienne, Jessica & Erin

The EatFresh Team

 

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