The SNAP-Ed goal is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Food Guidance System, MyPlate. SNAP-Ed initiatives are funded by the USDA’s FNS through a partnership with the Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute (YLI).
Nutrition Education Initiatives
Our goal is to create healthier communities through evidence-based interventions focusing on healthier eating habits and physically active lifestyles. We promote healthy lifestyles, especially among at-risk groups at most risk for chronic disease. For qualifying locations, all age groups in the community can be included.
Types of Programs Available:
- Cooking Demonstrations and Taste Tests
- Cooking Classes to learn how to plan and prepare healthy meals at home
- Store Tours of local grocery retailer to learn how to shop healthy on a budget
- Nutrition and healthy life style lessons (single or series) for children and adults
- Food Safety classes for adults
We love working with a variety of community partners to bring high-quality nutrition education to the public.
- Day care centers
- Afterschool programs
- Community centers
- Senior centers
- Food banks
- Free medical centers
- Community events
- Farmers Markets
- Faith-based Organizations
- And more…
Interested in holding a program?