Looking for virtual interventions to engage and reach SNAP-Ed clients?

 

Intervention Name Overview  Considerations for Online Delivery
Common Threads: Small Bites Program The Common Threads: Small Bites Program is a direct education intervention designed to increase nutrition knowledge, vegetable consumption, and variety of vegetables consumed. Small Bites is a digital nutrition curriculum. To access the Small Bites digital resources, visit https://www.commonbytes.org/#!/resources/40.
EatFresh EatFresh.org is mobile-friendly website that was created for the SNAP-Ed population and the organizations that serve them. It provides practical resources and encouragement for individuals with varying levels of digital literacy, internet access, health awareness and culinary skills. EARS data and pre/post surveys are built-in, along with a referral code system that allows SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies to track their participants.
Eat, Move, Win Eat, Move, Win is a direct education intervention, which consists of five online lessons that seek to improve high school students’ awareness of their food environment and the link between food and health. Eat Move Win is entirely online and available for virtual learning. There are a few features that work best in a classroom setting but can easily adapted to online delivery or do not effect the fidelity of the program if not used.
FNV The FNV Campaign is a social marketing and PSE change intervention that aims to present fruits and vegetables in a way that is both fun and cool, ultimately shifting attitudes, behavior and social norms relative to healthy eating. FNV can successfully be implemented as a digital campaign solely.
Food eTalk Food eTalk is direct education intervention designed to increase participant’s daily intake of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products; decrease daily intake of sodium; improve food resource management, food safety practices, and physical activity. Currently, Food eTalk is restricted to SNAP-Ed eligible Georgians following the guidance from the federal and state agencies. Developers will provide updates if their capacity to serve other states increases.
Text2BHealthy Text2BHealthy is a social marketing and direct education text message-based intervention designed to stimulate positive behavior change in parents with respect to grocery shopping habits, fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. Historically, in-person recruitment has been the best method for enrolling participants in a text message program. SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies will need to develop a strategy for recruiting and enrolling participants virtually.
VeggieBook, a mobile app for android and IOS smartphones VeggieBook is a social marketing and direct education intervention app that is designed to help users choose customized recipes and healthy eating tips which ultimately lead to increased vegetable-based preparation for meals at home. The version of VeggieBook currently available on the App Store and Play Store is found by entering “Veggiebooks” and looking for the steaming green pot icon.

This list may not be exhaustive of all potential virtual interventions listed in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit. Please email snapedtoolkit@unc.edu if your evidence-based intervention can be implemented virtually. The SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team is currently highlighting interventions that have completed process (e.g. fidelity) and outcome (e.g. effectiveness) evaluations for virtual delivery of interventions.

 

For more information about online resources for SNAP-Ed clients, visit the Online Resources page.