Introduction to the Curriculum
Discussion topics include:
- Exploring your personal food history
- Saving time and money when shopping
- How to create a healthy meal
- Benefits of creating a colorful diet
- Reading and understanding food labels
Participants receive fun recipes to try at home!
This series is approved to teach adults, online, using “live” VE delivery. This means that SNAP-Ed educators deliver virtual lessons to students during class time. This is the closest method to traditional, face-to face education that requires the least preparation and technical skills. Live lessons allow for the most interaction with students through facilitated dialogue and other techniques.
UPDATE: This series has recently been approved to teach adults, online, using the “flipped” model of VE delivery. This model gives some flexibility to students. They can watch a short video on their own time. They also commit to a shorter amount of time interacting with classmates and/or the educator than the more traditional methods require.
Resources developed for online use created by the WA SNAP-Ed Food Smarts Adult Virtual Education Workgroup. Members include:
- Anna Weyrauch (Lead)-WSU Clark County Extension
- Anne-Cherise Jensen-Tulalip Tribe
- Angela Shields-WSU Clark County Extension
- Erica Lewis-Multicare
- Eileen Grigsby-Thurston County Foodbank
- Sandra Valencia-Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
- Mattie Sobotka-CTW
Do not distribute paper surveys to community partners or participants when conducting classes online. Links to the pre and post surveys are provided below. They are also found in the first and last lessons of this virtual education series.
Please review FFY21 guidance documents for WA SNAP-Ed evaluation before starting virtual education. Click on the link below and scroll to General Guidance:
Food Smarts for Adults, Virtual Education uses the adult SNAP Happy Survey Tool.
Live Lesson Series
In this Food Smarts Lesson Series, each lesson is a live class taught using a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or WebEx.
Live Lesson One
Live Lesson Two
Live Lesson Three
Live Lesson Four
Live Lesson Five
Live Lesson One (Spanish)
Live Lesson Two (Spanish)
Live Lesson Three (Spanish)
Live Lesson Four (Spanish)
Live Lesson Five (Spanish)
Flipped Lesson Series
In this Food Smarts Lesson Series, half of the lessons are taught live using a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or WebEx. The other half of the lessons are “self-taught” using pre-recorded lesson videos that participants view on their own time. See each lesson Teaching Plan for additional information, video links, and further guidance.