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Making the healthy choice the easy choice

January 30, 2018
Healthy foods, safe foods

When clients visit the ECHO Food Shelf in Mankato, they enter a place subtly structured to help them make nutritious choices. Some of what clients encounter is visual—an appealing setting where fresh fruits and vegetables are displayed prominently, for instance. Other features are practical. Text messages encourage clients to pick up produce while it's fresh. Volunteers use "healthy nudging" - helpful encouragement and preparation tips that promote vegetables and whole-grain foods, without any "shoulds" or judgment.

When clients visit the ECHO Food Shelf in Mankato, they enter a place subtly structured to help them make nutritious choices.Extension SNAP-Ed creates greater impact through partnerships

All result from a partnership between ECHO and the University of Minnesota Extension's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed).

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