Nutrition Assistance Programs
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families purchase of healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Supplemental Nutrition Programs for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to age five at nutritional risk.
Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program -The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey through farmers markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors.
Healthy Bucks - South Carolina Department of Social Services The “Healthy Bucks” Program helps SNAP recipients obtain additional fresh fruits and vegetables when using their SNAP benefits to purchase fresh produce at participating farmers markets. SNAP recipients purchasing at least $5 with the SNAP EBT card at participating locations, receive $10 in Healthy Bucks tokens to purchase additional fresh fruits and vegetables.
SCETV Telehealth Segments
- School Telenutrition Program Inspires Changes in Family's Eating Habits
- School Nutrition Program Reaches Rural Communities
Additional Nutrition Links
Nutrition.gov - Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information for food safety, food packaging including food labeling, food science and research, and compliance.
Food Insight - Food Insight is the information hub created and curated by nutrition and food safety experts at the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
American Academy of Family Physicians - Find out how to incorporate healthy food, proper nutrition, vitamins, and supplements into your diet from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
MyPlate - The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) goal is to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans, including information on MyPlate, MyPlate recipes and MyPlate Kitchen. The site has specific information for children, preschoolers, adults, families, and professionals.
Healthy for Good - The American Heart Association has developed Healthy for Good. This healthy living movement was designed to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Move more. Be well.
Eat Right for Kids - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides nutrition information specific to kids. You can find information on how to make baby food, kid-friendly recipes, cooking with kids, and other useful tools.
MyPlate - USDA resource for food group information, tips for picky eaters, food safety for preschoolers, and more.
Eat Right for seniors - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides information on healthy aging, including a healthy diet, food intolerances or sensitivities, understanding nutrition and illnesses, and more.
Eat Right for Men - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides information tailored to men’s health and nutrition.
Eat Right for Women - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides information tailored to women’s health and nutrition, including prenatal wellness.
Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit - The Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit is designed to help health educators, dietitians, physicians, other health care and nutrition professionals, social workers, youth counselors, and program directors teach consumers about the Nutrition Facts Label and how to use the information to make healthier food choices. The toolkit offers a wide range of resources, including realistic tips on how to shop for and prepare food as well as ordering food when eating out to build a healthy diet.
MyPlate - MyPlate offers a variety of tools and materials for health communicators to guide Americans in making small changes or “MyWins” that add up to big successes.
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center - USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center offers diet and health information on the following items and more: Fitness and Sports Nutrition; Nutrition at College; Vegetarian Nutrition; Allergies; Nutrition and Disease; and Weight and Obesity.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health conducts and supports research and provides information about complementary health products and practices. They provide online resources and information about integrative medicine for health care professionals, including evidence-based reviews, clinical practice guidelines, and more.
The South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides nutrition information specific to Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition.
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-SNAP.
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