Nutrition Education

It’s true, you are what you eat

What you eat does matter! And, nutrition plays a key role in managing your health. Learning how to choose the right food to eat is one of the most important steps you can take in improving your overall health. The more you know, the more you can prevent serious health complications and live life to the fittest.

Mimi Edgar, our registered, licensed dietitian at Prisma Health Life Center provides one-on-one individualized nutrition education on a variety of food and nutrition topics. You can set up an appointment with her by calling (864) 455-4041 or email at mimi.edgar@prismahealth.org.

In addition, Mimi provides monthly programs and cooking classes in our teaching kitchen. All programs are open to the public! You can find the schedule of activities in our event calendar on our website and at the kiosk in the Life Center lobby. Here you will also find monthly nutrition tips, recipes and nutrition news to help you be your healthiest.

Common Nutrition Topics

  • Weight Management
  • Family wellness
  • Fitness nutrition
  • Lifestyle management
  • Food related issues
  • Meal planning

Help yourself live better and longer by eating healthy in addition to exercising on a regular basis and reducing stress. All of the services and support you need to achieve your health and fitness goals are available through the Prisma Health Life Center.

Life Center Teaching Kitchen Reservation

If you are an educator looking to reserve our teaching kitchen, please click here to submit a request.

Contact Us

Schedule your consultation today. Gift certificates are also available for purchase. For more information, please call (864) 455-4041.

* You do not have to be a member of the Life Center to receive nutrition education.

Hacking Your Snacks

Planning for healthy snacks can help satisfy hunger in between meals and keep you moving toward your food group goals.

Build your own
Make your own trail mix with unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, or a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

Prep ahead
Portion snack foods into baggies or containers when you get home from the store so they’re ready to grab-n-go when you need them.

Make it a combo
Combine food groups for a satisfying snack—yogurt and berries, apple with peanut butter, whole-grain crackers with turkey and avocado.

Eat vibrant veggies
Spice up raw vegetables with dips. Try dipping bell peppers, carrots, or cucumbers in hummus, tzatziki, guacamole, or baba ganoush.

Snack on the go
Bring ready-to-eat snacks when you’re out. A banana, yogurt (in a cooler), or baby carrots are easy to bring along and healthy options.

(choosemyplate.com)