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Nourish Your Body


Although living a nourished life encompasses a wide variety of health topics, maintaining proper nutrition is an important component of living a nourished life. Most medical practitioners and nutritionists agree that the best way to eat healthy is to maintain a well-balanced diet.

Choose to eat nutritious, meatless meals just one day a week. If you can’t go meatless for a whole day, choose to eat at least one meatless meal a week.

Go Meatless for Your Health

  • Reduce heart disease and stroke

  • Limit cancer risk

  • Fight diabetes

  • Curb obesity

  • Live longer

  • Improve the nutritional quality of your diet

Meatless Monday

Go Meatless for the Environment

For every burger skipped,

  • you can save enough WATER to DRINK for the next 3 YEARS.

  • you can save enough WATER to SHOWER with for the next 2.5 MONTHS.

  • you can save enough ENERGY to CHARGE your phone for 4.5 YEARS

Clemson Dining Services makes it easy for you to choose to go meatless any day of the week. They offer nutritious vegetarian and vegan options and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in their dining locations every day.

Meatless Monday Recipes

5 Unexpected Foods to Satisfy Meat Cravings



We all know that nourishing our bodies is crucial to being healthy, but sometimes that is easier said than done. Making sure you eat enough healthy fats, though, doesn’t have to be a complicated situation.

Two of the most important healthy fats are

  1. omega-3 fats, which may help lower cholesterol levels and support heart health;

  2. monounsaturated fats, which improve blood cholesterol levels.

Simply incorporate common omega-3 fats, such as fatty fish, walnuts, vegetable oils, flaxseed and eggs, and common monounsaturated fats, such as nuts, oils, avocado and peanut butter, into your diet in order to reap these great health benefits.

A balanced diet will give you the proper building blocks that your body needs to get through the day. The various benefits of a healthy diet include

  • feeling more energized and refreshed;

  • being more focused;

  • maintaining a healthy body weight; 

  • having an increased resistance to certain illnesses and diseases.

Healthy Eating for Vegetarians

Hummus Plate


  • 2 tbsp hummus

  • 2 celery stalks

  • ½ of 12 inch whole wheat pita

Wrap pita in aluminum foil, and warm in the oven for 5 minutes at 350OF. Rinse and slice celery into 2 inch pieces. Scoop out hummus onto plate, and arrange celery and warm pita around hummus.

Spinach and Cheddar Frittata 


  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup spinach

  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350OF or use microwave. Place eggs in a bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth. Add spinach and cheddar; if desired, add salt and pepper. If using the oven, pour mixture into a greased baking dish, and bake for 7–10 minutes or until brown around the edges. If using the microwave, pour ingredients into a greased microwave-safe mug, and microwave at 1 minute intervals until firm.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples


  • 1 apple

  • 1 tbsp peanut butte

  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate

Slice apple in half, and remove seeds and stem. Then, slice each half three more times. Spread peanut butter onto each apple slice and top with dark chocolate chips.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population, is coming to Pickens County beginning February 25, 2017. View Press Release

All counties in the United States have a chance to be selected for the NHANES and this year, Pickens County is one of 15 counties that was selected to be part of this initiative. NHANES provides important data on public health problems from a national perspective.

Residents will have an invitation-only opportunity to participate in NHANES. Individuals have been selected at random (in a process similar to taking names out of a hat) for NHANES, and include all ages, races and ethnicities in order to represent the U.S. population as a whole. Only students living in selected residence halls are eligible to participate. Respondents first participate in a health interview conducted in the respondent's home followed by a health examination that takes place in one of three mobile examination centers.  

While no medical care is provided directly in the mobile examination center, a report on physical findings is given to each participant along with an explanation from survey medical staff. All information collected in the survey is kept confidential and privacy is protected by law.

Why should every eligible resident participate in NHANES?

  • Your participation can help develop and evolve national health programs and policies.

  • If you are selected, you will help make a difference in our nation's health!

  • If you agree to participate, you will receive compensation for your time and travel expenses of up to $125.

  • You will also receive a free and confidential health and nutrition evaluation.

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