Food and Nutrition


TNCEP is a nutrition education program for individuals and families who participate or are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). UT Extension provides SNAP-Ed through TNCEP. The goal of TNCEP is to help participants learn how to choose and prepare healthy foods and feel empowered to move toward self-sufficiency. Through TNCEP, participants are taught how to use SNAP and related resources effectively.  The characteristic of TNCEP that makes it different from other nutrition education programs is that it is coalition-driven. A community coalition of individuals from various agencies determines what education is conducted. Funding for TNCEP is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Please contact your TNCEP program assistant, Ashley Draper, by emailing for more information or to schedule a cooking or nutrition class for you or your agency.

Canning College

Whether you are an experienced canner or a beginner, this class is for you! Canning is making a comeback in recent years, and it is important to make sure you are canning the correct way to avoid illness. Come learn more about this useful skill! Scheduling and cost are TBD. Contact Patricia Paden at

Dial Gauge Testing