UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

 

Lincoln County:
Family & Consumer Sciences

Currently we do not house a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent on staff. For more information you may visit the FACS website.

Although Lincoln County does not have a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) agent based in the county extension office, the office can assist local residents with common questions related to family and consumer science by providing publications ranging from food safety and preservation to home moisture control. The office works close with surrounding county Extension Offices to help find answers for many family and consumer questions.  During the summer of 2016, the FACS agent form Elbert County provided programming and education for youth participating in DPA food projects. A one-day, 4-H Food Project Day Camp was offered, allowing 14 potential food project competitors to learn MyPlate recommendations, general meal planning, how to compute meal costs per serving, how to read food nutrition labels, how to read and follow a recipe, proper use of knives, how to properly set the table, common kitchen equipment, proper measuring techniques and more. All youth also successfully completed the ServSafe® food handler training and began working on their portfolios. Four Lincoln County 4-H Youth competed in two Cloverleaf DPA food projects: Food Fare and Between-Meal Snacks. Two competitors won first and second place in Food Fare out of 11 competitors. Two others placed first and second in Between-Meal Snacks out of eight competitors.

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.