UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Upcoming Events
Apr 23 - Apr 25 Developing and Implementing HACCP for the Meat and Poultry Industry Athens, GA - (169.0 miles) This program has been designed to meet the USDA’s training requirements and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, whose goal is to provide standardized training for the meat and poultry industries. The course curriculum was developed by the American Meat Science Association to help processors understand, develop, and apply Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles to their production operations. The program combines a unique level of lectures and work group discussions from a broad based faculty of meat and poultry scientists, HACCP experts, and authorities from academia, industry and government. The work group sessions will include interaction with industry peers who have successfully implemented HACCP programs in their own plants.
Apr 23 ServSafe Manager Certification Training Gainesville, GA - (199.0 miles) This two-day training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association.
May 2 Connecting with Children Watkinsville, GA - (159.0 miles) When we build relationships with children, it has a lifelong impact on their potential for success. This class provides strategies to enhance positive child-teacher interactions.
May 6 - May 7 ServSafe Manager Training Griffin, GA - (146.0 miles) UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in a five year certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
May 6 - May 7 ServSafe Manager Certification Program Macon, GA - (99.0 miles) UGA Bibb County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required by April 29, 2019, please contact our office.
May 8 The Ins and Outs of Diabetes Sandersville, GA - (99.0 miles) A valuable class to learn more about living with Diabetes.
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Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

 
Walk Georgia A web-based fitness program dedicated to helping you track your activity, eat healthier, and exercise more efficiently. Participate individually or with a group.
 
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
 
Food Talk Eat healthy and get moving on a budget. Find free online nutrition education courses, recipes, and other resources.
Marriage Matters Series Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you have just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Childcare Provider Training Entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. Check the calendar for training events near you.
Your Good Credit Series Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores.
 
So Easy to Preserve This book covers topics on preserving food, canning, pickled products, sweet spreads and syrups, freezing and drying. Available for purchase only.
 
Eat Healthy, Be Active A flexible 3-week schedule of hands-on activities meant to improve young children's health and well-being by teaching key nutrition and physical activity concepts.
 
Radon Education Radon is a colorless, tasteless odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It occurs naturally and is released into the soil, easily entering buildings through the foundation. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
 
Building Baby's Brain Series What happens during a child's first few years makes a big difference in the child's later life. This series helps parents learn strategies to improve early brain development.