Savannah Valley District

All Things Nutrition

Akendra Jackson, Nutrition Educator

Nutrition is essential for everyone. Learning nutrition skills at a young age can help us satisfy nutritional requirements essential for overall health. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education offers hands-on nutrition programs in four core areas:

  • diet quality
  • food resource management
  • food security
  • food safety

Our approach assists in making small changes to integrate much-needed foods for a healthier lifestyle.

Here’s a look at what’s been going on this summer!

The City of Charleston Recreation offers great summer camps for youth. Forest Park is one of the sites I visited this summer. Youth engaged in hands-on nutrition lessons learned about all five food groups and completed physical activities and taste tests. through the program. After the end of the program, youth and volunteers received certificates.

For more information about the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, please contact, Akendra Jackson Garrett at or 843-730-5198.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.