Food & Nutrition Resources - Aging Network

The resources below are intended for use by staff members of the South Carolina Department on Aging and the South Carolina Aging Network.  If you are a member of the public who is in need of nutrition resources and has reached this page in error, please visit our public page at


SC Nutrition Action Coalition: Food and Nutrition Programs

Join! SC Food Policy Council and Local and Regional Food Policy Councils

SC Food Access Maps

SC Food Bank Service Area Map

SC Food Bank Regional/County List (Excel .xlsx)

FoodShare SC

Healthy Bucks Flyer With Vendor Client Card

Food Pantry Resources

How to Start a Food Pantry

How to Start a Food Pantry - Montana

AARP How to Organize a Food Drive (English)

AARP How to Organize a Food Drive (Spanish)

Lowcountry Food Bank Video - Wellness Pantry Overview

SNAP Resources

SC AAA Regional Senior SNAP Application Assistance Process

Senior SNAP Toolkit


Food Safety Logs 

Food Safety Training

Food Safety Resources

Foodborne Illness Complaints

AAA to ensure providers are aware of the prompt handling and referral of a suspected foodborne illness disease outbreak. 

  1. Assist the individual(s) in obtaining medical treatment.
  2. If available, label any refrigerate suspected food items until appropriate health authorities are contacted.
  3. Provider should notify the AAA of the suspected disease outbreak.
  4. Procedures should include which personnel (either AAA or provider) will be responsible for reporting the incident to SCDHEC.  
    File a Food Safety Complaint about a SC Food Service at the SCDHEC Online Complaint Portal 
    SCDHEC Telephone line for Foodborne Illness Complaints: 803-896-0640, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
  5. Privacy and security policies and protocols are to be in place to effectively protect and secure identifiable and personal health information.


Change in Meal Site Operations - Appendix H

Nutrient Analysis Checklist/Template – Attachment H (Word .docx)

Meal Pattern Checklist/Template – Attachment I (Word .docx)

AAA Monitoring Tool III-C (Word .docx)

Provider Monitoring Tool III-C (Word .docx)

Site Monitoring Tool III-C (Word .docx)

Minimum Meal Specifications

Plate Waste Tool Kit (Excel .xlsx)

Registered Dietitian Nutrionists Resources

Dietitian Licensee Lookup - South Carolina

Dietitian Licensee Lookup - All States

Find a Nutrition Expert Search Tool


SCDOA Nutrition Education Guide - Revised July 2023

SCDOA Nutrition Education Report - Group Dining

SCDOA Nutrition Education Report - Home Delivered Meals

SCDOA Nutrition Education Evaluation Form

Fresh Conversations Newsletter

Fresh Conversation Newsletter - Training Steps

Fresh Conversations Training Guide: Small Steps, Big Results

Fresh Conversations - Guidance Document


SCDOA Restaurant Partnership Guide

Restaurant Partnership Proposal

Lunch Bunch Pilot Project - Senior Resources


SCDOA Salad Bar Program Guide

A Guide to Modernizing Salad Bars

Nutrition Education: Smart Tips for Building a Healthy Salad

Meal Pattern Checklist and Menu Template – Salad and Hot Bars

SAMPLE_Lunch Menu – Salad Bar CHOICE

SAMPLE_Lunch Menu – Hot Bar CHOICE 


Voluntary Contributions Guide - Nutrition and Aging Resource Center

Providing Innovation and Marketing to Increase the Sustainability of Senior Centers

Marketing Planning Process Template

Marketing Action Plan - Editable Template (Excel .xlsx)

Nutrition and Aging Resource Center - The resource center purpose is to help build the capacity of senior nutrition programs by providing resources, innovation tools, and educational guides.

Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center for Professionals - A clearinghouse of tools, resources, and programs of excellence to support senior nutrition programs and services.

National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) Membership - Follow the link to join NISC for free and to be connected to information about senior center best practices, professional development, advocacy, research, and the national standards for senior centers.


Evidenced-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Area Agencies