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Navigation Mini Course Mini Course is part of the USDA’s national SNAP-Ed Toolkit — a one-stop shop for organizations committed to improve nutritional health in their communities.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be confusing! The Mini Course is a free nutrition course delivered entirely online. It includes 15 nutrition and healthy living topics that use as the main resource for easy, inexpensive recipes. The course is available in English and Spanish, and is mobile-friendly. In this course, you will learn how to: Eat healthy Save money Cook easy, tasty meals.

SNAP-Ed Resource

Agencies who would like to promote the Mini Course to their clients can request a custom REFERRAL code to track participants’ progress and changes in confidence and intent to change. Contact us to request a referral code and get more information about SNAP-Ed reporting requirements. Using an engaging narrative structure, viewers are guided through everyday situations and join characters in making healthy decisions to develop healthy shopping and planning behaviors. Courses are designed for low-literacy audiences with beginning computer skills. Participants can earn up to three certificates of completion throughout the course. The course is accessible from both or on the Leah’s Pantry Learning Management System. Mini Course for Educators

The Mini Course for Educators was designed to support nutrition educators. Like the Mini Course, it’s available in English and Spanish and is mobile friendly. The five topics for educators support leading efficient and effective classes using CalFresh Healthy Living messaging, adult learning theories, and facilitation best practices. The topics also incorporate ideas on how to utilize specific resources from our Food Smarts Curriculum and to complement nutrition programming. However, the course was designed to be useful to any nutrition educator, not just those educators working with the Food Smarts Curriculum. Each topic takes about 20 minutes to complete. If you already created an account but would like access to the Mini Course for Educators, contact


This was a very easy to take course and not time consuming.
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I really enjoyed this course. I'm really happy I found it! I hope you have more courses available!
Mini Course Participant
Very well designed courses. The interactive activities were relevant and worked perfectly! I also enjoyed the diversity of characters.
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Overall I thought this course was concise, stuck to simple messaging, and covered a majority of what is relevant to healthy eating and Physical activity for everyday life. I would definitely recommend this to others.
Mini Course Participant
Great Course, very interesting and the animation is great. It's easy to understand and it grabs attention.
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