Nutrition Education Programs

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It’s Your Health Take Charge is an adult nutrition education curriculum that uses USDA MyPlate topics such as: Whole Grains and Fiber, Portion Distortion, Salt and Sodium, Label Reading, Healthy Cooking at Home, Shopping on a Budget, Choosing Healthy Options When Dining Out, and Increasing Physical Activity. Each lesson includes a cooking demonstration using recipes from Eating Healthy in a SNAP Recipe Book.

Eating Healthy in a SNAP Recipe Book - Looking for a new recipe to try or a healthy spin on a favorite? Whether you are an expert chef or “just the basics” cook, Eating Healthy in a SNAP recipes are sure to get you rocking and rolling in any kitchen. South Carolina SNAP-Ed families enjoy these tasty recipes and we hope you will like them too!

Eating Healthy in a SNAP is a series of quick, low cost, and healthy recipe videos. Each video is a recipe that you can find in our new cookbook, Eating Healthy in a SNAP. Watch these fun “how to” clips and then get to cooking in your own kitchen!

Watch Eating Healthy in a SNAP videos.

  • Applesauce Oatmeal (breakfast)
  • Broccoli Salad (salad)
  • Tomato Pie (entrée)
  • Rainbow Pasta Salad (side)
  • Black Bean Brownies (dessert)

Taking Charge in Meadowland is a K-5th grade nutrition education curriculum using interactive theater. It is the adventure of two mice, Hugo and Chloe. Chloe notices that her best friend Hugo does not want to play and has no energy. Chloe is worried about him and decides to do everything she can to help Hugo see how important it is to take charge of his health. She asks the children in the audience to help her save Hugo. The Taking Charge in Meadowland DVD has eight lessons: Choose MyPlate, Fruits and Vegetables, Grains, Protein, Dairy, Fast Food and Sugary Beverages, and Physical Activity. Take home messages go home with each child.

View Videos of Taking Charge in Meadowland

Tiny Taste See How We Grow is a preschool nutrition education curriculum for children 3-4 years of age. The curriculum introduces children to a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Preschoolers learn how and where the food is grown, can touch, smell, taste each one, and learn a song about the fruit or vegetable. Nutrition messages and recipes using the fruit or vegetable of the day are sent home with each child on the day of the tasting. Click here to download a copy of Tiny Taste See How We Grow curriculum.

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Cooking Matters® is a “Hands-On, 6-Week Course” that is helping to end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Classes are offered to parents, families and teens. Team-taught by a chef and nutrition educator, the course covers food safety, meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. Participants take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class to practice the skills learned in class. “Cooking Matters at the Store” grocery store tours provide families with hands-on education while shopping for food. The tours teach skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Families learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals.   

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Taking Charge at the Farmers Market offers food demonstrations and recipe tasting using local fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets accepting SNAP EBT cards and senior vouchers. Demonstrations take place May through October. Recipe cards for the foods demonstrated are available for participants. For more information on farmers markets near you, see the SC Farmers Markets and Roadside Markets Map.

Physical Activity Programs

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease® Program is a 6-week walking program to help you move more your way. While walking is the central activity, Walk With Ease includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. Group sessions include social time, pre-walk informational sessions, warm-up and cool-down times, and a 10-35-minute walking period. Cooking demonstrations using recipes from the Eating Healthy in a SNAP Recipe Book are included in the program.

 

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