Georgia Success Stories

Food eTalk

This post was submitted by the University of Georgia, an implementing agency of SNAP-Ed.

Food Talk is an online nutrition education eLearning program which features 6 - 10-minute interactive lessons, cooking videos, and just-in-time learning videos.

Food eTalk includes a mobile-first interface, user-friendly navigation, Southern influence, and lesson topics focus on:

  • Sodium reduction
  • Increase in fruits/vegetables
  • Food resource management principles
  • Food safety

Just-in-time learning videos give people a chance to learn in context. The videos help people make nutrition-related decisions when they need to make them. After watching a video, people may read a food label to choose a healthy bread at the grocery store or plan meals for their family.

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Program Success
This is an innovative SNAP-Ed nutrition education program and is a groundbreaking education method for adults who are eligible for SNAP-Ed. Participants have shared they like the features of

‘anytime, anyplace’

and

‘I can just quick log on when I have a minute here and a minute there’

This mode of nutrition education offers contextual learning opportunities, such as point-of-decision making in a supermarket, and allows participants to learn at their own ‘teachable’ moment.

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Type of Program
Direct education eLearning online nutrition education

Years of Implementation
2016-present

Target Audience
Georgian adults in all Georgian counties who are eligible to receive SNAP

Program Evaluation
Food eTalk was based on interview needs assessments and extensive mixed-methods formative evaluation. The formative evaluation included

      • Focus groups
      • Interviews
      • Self-reported baseline internet habits
      • Internet self-efficacy
      • User-tracking data using a learning management system

The program evaluation will be expanding in FY 2018 to outcome evaluation using pre-post surveys.

For more information, please contact Edda Cotto-Rivera or 706-542-7171. All logos are used with permission.