Savannah Valley District

Making Comfort Foods Healthier

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent When the weather gets cooler and the leaves start turning beautiful colors, you may look forward to eating warm, rich, and hearty comfort foods. Unfortunately, they can wreck your diet and cause you to pack extra pounds unless you modify your recipes or limit your portions. Research shows that […]

Youths Participate in Market Hog Project

Hillary Pope, County 4-H & Livestock Agent Local youth participated in the Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Project. Twelve youths from 3 different counties participated in the project. Throughout the project, members cared for their animals daily and attended workshops to learn more about animal science. Participants also had the opportunity to exhibit their animals […]

Lower the Sodium & Turn Up the Flavor for Thanksgiving

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to the act of indulging in a plentiful array of edible traditions. Unfortunately, it usually turns into the act of overindulging. One particular substance that is often eaten in excess during this delectable holiday is sodium. Some media outlets suggest that the average person […]

4-H Clovers Cover the Coastal Carolina Fair

Molly Jones 4-H Youth Development Agent Many of our Lowcountry 4-H Youth Development Agents joined to promote and provide opportunities at the Coastal Carolina Fair from October 27th through November 6th, 2022. Various contests, exhibitions, and livestock shows were included in the 4-H presence at the fairgrounds. Exhibitions at the Creative Arts building included a […]

Freezing Prepared Foods

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Preparing food ahead of time and freezing it can save time, add variety to your menu, offer quick meals for unexpected company and provide nutritious choices for busy days. When you are preparing a main dish, it takes only a little more effort and time to make enough for […]

Tiny Tastes Add Up

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Food is everywhere during the holidays. You may be tempted to nibble on goodies, even if you manage to resist large portions of high-calorie food at meals and parties. Let’s look at how “tiny tastes” add up throughout the day: Taste 1: OOPS! I broke that cookie removing it […]

The “Germiest” Items in the Kitchen

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent We all know that cleanliness in the kitchen is crucial for the prevention of foodborne illness. Constant cleaning and sanitation of counters, appliances, and utensils is a requirement. While most of us are good at keeping the obvious kitchen items clean, there may be germs lurking in places that […]

Hampton County 4-H Club Meets with Hampton Town Council

Clemson Extension 4-H

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development 4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the country with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H sees every child’s valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around them. For over 100 years, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs […]