Marie Hegler

Area Food Safety and Nutrition Agent
Food Systems and Safety Program Team, Anderson County Cooperative Extension Office, Greenville County Cooperative Extension Office, Spartanburg County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Greenville
Phone: 864-365-0628


 Educational Background

B.S. Food Science
Clemson University


Marie Hegler is the Area Food Safety and Nutrition Agent for Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson counties. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: food safety programs for foodservice managers, hands-on canning workshops for those interested in safely preserving locally-grown produce, and nutrition-related programs for various audiences, including parents and senior citizens. She is currently collaborating with other FSN agents in producing short, informative videos that highlight common food safety issues and concerns for the public. Marie also makes frequent appearances on cooking segments of The Peggy Denny Show, where she strives to demonstrate the ease and enjoyment of healthy cooking. Marie loves cooking, laughing, and a good cup of coffee. She also aspires to learn more about raising miniature livestock.


“Developing Nutritious Food Products.” Applied Culinology® : Blending Culinary Arts and Food Science & Technology in Food Product Development, 2013, Atlanta, GA: Research Chefs Association.

“Application of Cooking with a Chef for School Food Service Professionals.” Topics in Clinical Nutrition, April/June 2011, Volume 26, No.2.

“Culinary Nutrition Camp for Adolescents Assisted by Dietetic Student Counselors” Topics in Clinical Nutrition, October/December 2010, Volume 25, No.4

“How Culinary Nutrition Can Save the Health of a Nation” Journal of Extension, April 2010, Volume 48, No.2.

“Bridging the Nutrition Gap for Chefs” The National Culinary Review, February 2009, Volume 33, No.2.

“Building the Case for Healthy Menus” Food Technology, June 2008, Volume 62, No.6.