UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

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.
Upcoming Events
  • Jan 28 Lunch & Learn: Cooking With Your Instapot Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! The Instant Pot was one of the hottest gifts this year. Did you get one, or are you considering it? Learn how to get the most out of this great kitchen tool with Barbara Worley, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Ms. Worley will demonstrate how to use an Instant Pot safely and will share tips and recipes. Forsyth, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Are you unsure when to prune your fruit trees? Is you fruit trees not producing fruit? We’ve got you covered! UGA Extension will host a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Morgan County Extension Office. Lucy Ray, Morgan County Extension Agent & Dr. Bob Westerfield, UGA Horticulture Consumer Fruits & Vegetable Specialist will present the program. Topics of discussion during the workshop will include best times to prune your plants, best pruning techniques, equipment handling and other important management techniques. We encourage you to attend & bring any questions you may have on fruit tree management! Lunch will be provided by Crowes BBQ. For more information or if you would like to attend please call the Morgan County Extension Office at 706-342-2214 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 to RSVP. Note: 1 hour private or commercial pesticide credit will be available for those in attendance. Madison, GA - (55.0 Miles)
  • Jan 29 Marketing Your Beef Locally - Starting a Retail Meat Business Learn about basic business finance and marketing for entrepreneurs. Dr. Kent Wolfe, Director, UGA Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development will explain keys to success or failure for an ag business start up? Learn from Nora Guzman what assistance is available through the Small Business Development Center to promote your success . Cartersville, GA, GA - (88.0 Miles)
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