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
  • National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 1/17/2019
  • Mold Removal link As flood waters recede, cleanup begins. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/9/2019
  • Radon Posters link Radon poster contest taps kids' creativity to teach about the dangers of radon. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/10/2019
  • Radon Educator link Environmental health expert helps Georgians protect their homes against radon. By Sage Barnard | Published: 1/8/2019
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 24 The Ins and Outs of Diabetes A valuable class to learn more about living with Diabetes. Sandersville, GA - (84.0 Miles)
  • Jan 25 Green Cleaning A valuable class to learn more about home maintenance and protecting it by making your own cleaning products. Sandersville, GA - (84.0 Miles)
  • Jan 28 Lunch & Learn: Cooking With Your Instapot Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! The Instant Pot was one of the hottest gifts this year. Did you get one, or are you considering it? Learn how to get the most out of this great kitchen tool with Barbara Worley, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Ms. Worley will demonstrate how to use an Instant Pot safely and will share tips and recipes. Forsyth, GA - (24.0 Miles)
  • Jan 30 - Jan 31 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training ServSafe® leads the way in providing the restaurant and foodservice industry with an up-to-date, comprehensive food safety training and certification program. Deadline to register: January 24, 2019 Course Fee: $140 Per person: includes course book, exam booklet, 16 hours instruction, & test administration. Elberton, GA - (113.0 Miles)
  • Jan 30 Understanding Radon Derek Cooper, UGA Extnesion Radon Educator, will be presenting Understanding Radon. You will learn about radon in the home, and how radon affects you. Short term test kits will be available for purchase after the program. Please call to reserve your seat. Griffin, GA - (14.0 Miles)
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