Brenda Maddox is Marion County's Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for Fort Valley State University.
In this role, her goal is to help local citizens lead healthy and balanced lives by providing them with unbiased, research-based information from the university. Brenda enjoys sharing this valuable information with adults, senior citizens and youth of Georgia.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbus State University, and is a Certified ServSafe Employee Instructor, as well as Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
She is excited to serve Marion County with programs such as foods and nutrition, car seat safety, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP) Food Talk, Food Safety, healthy lifestyle habits, families and youth development, housing and environment, finances, and chronic disease prevention.
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.
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.