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Food eTalk

May 05, 2017

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 include

  • 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.


This post was submitted by the University of Georgia, an implementing agency of SNAP-Ed. For more information, please contact Edda Cotto-Rivera or 706-542-7171. All logos are used with permission.