Savannah Valley District

“Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program”

Patti Chapman Nutrition Educator – Beaufort County

Patti has been spending this fall teaching the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to both adults and youth.  The “Eating Smart Being Active” (ESBA) adult curriculum was taught at “Programs for Exceptional People” (P.E.P.).  Located in Bluffton, SC, their mission is: “to promote independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities.”  P.E.P. members enjoyed cooking and tasting healthy dishes, doing physical activity exercises, and learning important life skills.

Third graders at Hilton Head Island Elementary School are learning the “Choose Health: Food, Fun, Fitness” (CHFFF) curriculum.  Students have been enjoying nutritious recipes, active games, and learning valuable lessons about making healthier choices.  Although HALLOWEEN CANDY isn’t one of those fall-favorite “healthy choices,” we do still have to enjoy a special holiday treat in moderation, right?!

Beaufort County’s Extension office was invited to Hunting Island State Park’s first-ever “Haunted Island Halloween” event.  Patti and Amanda Taylor (Beaufort’s Forestry & Natural Resources Agent) represented Clemson by wearing TIGER costumes for the “Trunk-or-Treat” fun.  Go Tigers!  

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