Food Safety & Nutrition

Basket of grapesClemson Extension agents with primary food safety & nutrition responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics ranging from safe food-handling training for individuals, restaurants and commercial food processors to prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses to nutrition, obesity prevention, chronic disease risk reduction, and special dietary considerations for individuals and families throughout the lifespan.

In addition, 20 EFNEP Nutrition Educator Assistants (NEAs) deliver education programs that help children, youth and young families with limited resources develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior needed to improve their diet, physical activity levels, and become better managers of their food dollars. Food Safety, nutrition, diet and health information can be found at Clemson University’s Home and Garden Information Center and the Nutrition Information and Resource Center.

Local Agent

Kay R. Gregory, 864-942-8590  Ext 117, kgrgry@clemson.edu

Events

FLC sponsored day trip to Charlotte’s  Southern Christmas Show – Tuesday, November 18, 2008.  Cost $38.00 per person, which includes charter bus transportation, ticket to the show and light refreshments on the way to Charlotte.  Come join us for a day of the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas – a great way to get in the spirit of the holidays and do some early shopping!  Reserve your seat by mailing your check to Greenwood County FCL, 106 Clark Avenue, Greenwood, SC  29649.

Clubs

Eight Family & Community Leaders (FCL) Clubs in the county meet monthly (September through June) to learn from Extension lessons and support projects and activities at local, state and national level

Services

Bi-weekly news column for Index Journal and other local papers (space available).  Answer questions about healthy eating, food preparation & preservation, and food safety issues via phone, email, & in-person

Visit the state-wide Food Safety & Nutrition website.