Savannah Valley District

Teen Cuisine Curriculum Training

Patti Chapman, Nutrition Educator

All of the more recently hired Nutrition Educators with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) recently completed their Teen Cuisine curriculum training.  

“Teen Cuisine is designed to teach youth from grades 6 to 12 important life skills to promote optimal health – both in the present and in the future.  The curriculum addresses key concepts about nutrition, food preparation and cooking, food safety, and physical activity using approaches and strategies that enhance learning and behavior change among teens.”   

Nutrition Educator, Patti Chapman, is looking forward to teaching Beaufort County middle and high school students this valuable program soon.  Upon completion of this curriculum, teens will be able to:

  • Apply MyPlate to meal and snack planning, including breakfast
  • Identify nutrient-dense foods and beverages that are low in added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium
  • Read and follow a recipe, using the correct cooking and measuring techniques
  • Demonstrate safe knife-handling skills
  • Prepare food safely to prevent foodborne illness
  • Use food labels to choose healthier foods and snacks
  • Understand the importance of physical activity and consider ways of incorporating it into everyday life

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.