Teaching the principles of healthy living and cooking

SNAP-Ed of the Upstate provides high-quality nutrition education

The state of South Carolina has commissioned Clemson University with the responsibility of providing nutrition education to families and individuals throughout upstate South Carolina. We serve several counties, including Anderson, Pickens, Spartanburg and Greenville. Our programs are sponsored by some amazing community partners, who provide facilities for us to conduct classes.


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).

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

Typical Locations

  • Schools
  • Day care centers
  • Afterschool programs
  • Community centers
  • Senior centers
  • Shelters
  • Food banks
  • Free medical centers
  • Community events
  • Farmers markets
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Libraries
  • And more…

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