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.
Extension News
  • Andress Honored link Georgia FCS teachers honor leader of UGA's statewide home food processing and preservation program. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/19/2018
  • Flu Prevention link A healthy diet can also protect against the flu. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat and runny nose. By Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan | Published: 2/15/2018
  • Tax Help link UGA Cooperative Extension offices offer tax help in more counties this February and March. By Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/31/2018
  • Heart Health link Show your heart some love this Valentine's Day. By Sharon Dowdy, Julie Jernigan, Merritt Melancon, Keishon Thomas | Published: 2/1/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 5 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School In this three lesson series you will learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases. During these exciting lessons you will learn: to choose healthier food at the store, prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium, and portion control. Forsyth, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Mar 5 - Mar 19 Right Bite Diabetes Cooking School Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases. During our three exciting lessons you will learn: -to choose healthier food at the store -prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium -portion control. Registration fee $20. Forsyth, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Mar 6 - Mar 7 Starting a New Food Business in Georgia If you have an interest in starting your own food business or brand, this workshop is the perfect starting point for you!The presentations are designed to provide participants with practical information on producing safe and wholesome food products. Attendees will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered by food industry experts. Atlanta, GA - (44.0 Miles)
  • Mar 15 Building Baby's Brains (Session 3) Childcare Professionals Training Interactions with adults are experiences. Experiences are necessary for brain growth. Childcare professionals will learn more about their role in brain development for babies and young children during four 2-hour interactive sessions. This training is provided by a Bright from the Start Approved Entity. Watkinsville, GA - (70.0 Miles)
  • Mar 17 4-H Zumbathon® Charity Event PARTY WITH A PURPOSE! Zumbathon® Charity Event to raise money for Spalding County 4-H. Pre-Registration is $15 before March 16th and $20 the day of the event. (4-H members only $10). Shirts are $15 add $2 for XXL and $4 for XXXL. 100% of proceeds go to fund 4-H Programs in Spalding County. Pre-order your shirt today as certain sizes SOLD OUT at last year's event! The theme will be St. Patrick's Day come blinging that GREEN! Griffin, GA - (14.0 Miles)
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