McIntosh County now has a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator!
One of our mian focus areas for McIntosh County FACS is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.
EFNEP: Helping Families Eat Better for Less
EFNEP is a program that helps families stretch their food dollar, eat healthier meals and snacks, and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. EFNEP is federally funded and offered nationwide. In Georgia, EFNEP is offered through UGA Extension and Fort Valley State University for over 40 years because it has demonstrated impact. After completing the series of eight EFNEP sessions, an average of 90% of Georgia EFNEP participants made positive changes in their diets over the past three years.
The EFNEP program is available at no charge to agencies or participants. It is a series of 6 to 8 one-hour sessions held at a mutually agreed upon time. At least 3 participants are required for a group. Participants receive a certificate and cookbook upon completion.
Find out how to arrange an EFNEP program call (912) 437-6651
To learn more about the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program, visit the EFNEP website
FACS Agents can help you with questions about money, your home, health, food, family and textiles
FCS Program Areas
Additional Sites and Information
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.