SC SNAP Education and Obesity Prevention Program

SC SNAP Education and Obesity Prevention Program

The SNAP Nutrition Education program provides a combination of nutrition education, health promotion, and policy, system, and environmental support to low-income communities to improve the likelihood that families who are receiving SNAP (food stamp) benefits will make healthier food and physical activity choices.

DSS partners with the following organizations to provide SNAP Education services.  If you are interested in learning how to make healthy choices within a limited budget, participate in activities such as cooking demos, market tours, or receive nutrition education support for activities happening in your community, please contact the group responsible for your county.

Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) – 803.898.2010
Bamberg, Calhoun, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Hampton, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Williamsburg, and Marion Counties.

Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (CYLI) – 864.878.1103
Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Cherokee, Clarendon, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties.

Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) – 843.747.8146
Beaufort, Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, and Williamsburg Counties.

University of South Carolina Center for Research in Nutrition & Health Disparities (USC)- Evaluation, policy, systems and environmental change support

For more information, contact Genine Hodges with the SC Department of Social Services at 803.898.9251. For more information contact


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