UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Upcoming Events
Jan 30 - Jan 31 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training Madison, GA - (52.0 miles) UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice 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.
Jan 30 Egg Candling Certification Class Hamilton, GA - (54.0 miles) This class teaches proper egg candling procedures in line with Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) standards giving individuals the information necessary to obtain an egg candling certificate or license. Mr. Ben Pitts, Agriculture Compliance Specialist, Consumer Protection Field Forces with GDA will be teaching the class. Participants that successfully complete the class will receive an egg candling certificate from GDA. Anyone selling eggs to individuals or at a farmers market must hold an Egg Candling Certificate. Additionally, anyone aiming to sell eggs to a grocery store, bakery or restaurant must have their candling facilities licensed by the GDA's Consumer Protections Division. The license can be obtained by successfully taking and passing a written examination and candling examination, according to information provided by the GDA.
Jan 31 - Feb 1 ServSafe 2-day Training McDonough, GA - (19.0 miles) University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Henry County 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.
Feb 2 - Feb 7 Poultry School en Español [Poultry Processing School, entirely in Spanish] Athens, GA - (69.0 miles) Expertos de la industria, proveedores, consultores y académicos reconocidos a nivel internacional proveerán una serie de conferencias con enfoque prático y aplicado a la industria. Incluye una revisión de conceptos teóricos relevantes y su aplicación a través de ejercicios prácticos desarrollados en las plantas piloto de la Universidad. Se proveerán los contactos de los conferencistas, proveedores y asistentes para futuras inquietudes sobre el tema.
Feb 6 - Feb 7 ServSafe Manager Certification Training and Exam Cartersville, GA - (71.0 miles) UGA Bartow 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.
Feb 15 Building Baby's Brains (Session 2) Childcare Professionals Training Watkinsville, GA - (60.0 miles) 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.
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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.
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