Savannah Valley District

Homemaker’s Column: Spotting a Safe Seafood Seller

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP ALWAYS purchase fish from a certified dealer that maintains high quality. Based on FDA’s Food Code, here are some ways of spotting a safe fish dealer: Employees should be in clean clothing and wearing hair coverings. They should not be smoking, eating, or playing with their hair. […]

Homemaker’s Column: Let’s Talk About Bowel Function, Dietary Fiber

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent-EFNEP Let’s talk about a subject we usually don’t speak of in polite company – bowel function and dietary fiber. Wait! Don’t go away! How important this is to your health. Getting enough fiber in your diet is essential for your bowels to work properly. When your bowels do not […]

Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls on the Farm

Three Points of Contact

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Falls are one of the most common sources of injuries and fatalities in agricultural operations throughout the year. Farmers are at increased risk of slips, trips, and falls due to the nature of their work day. They work with large equipment and livestock from elevated positions such as grain bins, […]

Homemaker’s Column: Watermelon: High on the Good Things to Eat, Low on the Bad

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent-EFNEP Watermelon! What could be more aptly named? Water is the main ingredient. A one-cup serving of watermelon weighs 160 grams. Water makes up 146 grams of that total. Watermelon is high on the list of good things: sweet, yummy, filling, and hydrating. It’s also low on the list of […]

Homemaker’s Column: Pack a Healthy Lunch for your Child

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Most schools welcome students back to the classroom during August. That means a change in routine and eating patterns for most children. Many children eat in school cafeterias. Some buy lunch, while others bring lunch from home. Either option offers a chance for children to refuel and […]

Homemaker’s Column: Microwave Cooking

Christine J. Patrick, County Extension Agent – EFNEP Microwave ovens can cook unevenly and leave “cold spots” where harmful bacteria can survive. For this reason, it is essential to use the following safe microwaving tips to prevent foodborne illness when cooking or reheating meat. Debone large pieces of meat. Bone can shield the core from […]