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
  • Pests in Schools link Pest control operators across the Southeast can enroll in UGA program to learn to control pests in schools. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 8/14/2018
  • Mosquito Season link Mosquitos are on the move across Georgia. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 8/9/2018
  • Master 4-H'ers link Fifty Georgia 4-H members are now headed to national competition. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/9/2018
  • Creepy Crawlers link Worm-like, multi-leg critters come out at night and hunt for cockroaches. By Michael Abney | Published: 8/9/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Aug 14 - Aug 15 ServSafe Manager Training UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Griffin, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Aug 15 - Aug 16 ServSafe Manager Certification 2 Day Training and Exam UGA Tift County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 8:30am - 5:00pm, both days. $140.00 Tifton, GA - (121.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Saturday @ the Rock: Basics of Water Bath Canning The Basics of Water Bath Canning August 18th, 2018 Time: 9:30-11:30am Cost: $7 Age: 11 and Up Max: 30 Participants Research- based canning and safe food preservation methods. Why limit fresh fruits and vegetables to spring and summer when you could have fresh food straight from the garden all year long? Learning how to can and preserve food properly guarantees healthy, nutritious food year-round for the entire family. Join us as we learn about food preservation from an expert! Eatonton, GA - (59.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Preserving Foods Safely Join UGA Extension - Chatham County at the Savannah Farmer's Market Festival at 701 US Highway 80 in Garden City, GA to learn more about preserving foods safely. Participants will receive University of GA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning and freezing. Water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing produce of the season will be demonstrated. Garden City, GA - (194.0 Miles)
  • Aug 18 Preserving Foods Safely Join UGA Extension - Chatham County at the Savannah Farmer's Market Festival at 701 US Highway 80 in Garden City, GA to learn more about preserving foods safely. Participants will receive University of GA food preservation publications, recipes and researched-based food safety information for home canning and freezing. Water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing produce of the season will be demonstrated. Garden City, GA - (194.0 Miles)
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