UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Washington County Family & Consumer Sciences

Food Safety & Preservation

For more information about food safety, canning and home food preservation, visit the following sites:

Food Safety

National Center for Home Food Preservation


Chronic Disease Management & Prevention

Living with Diabetes

Seven Ways to Control Your High Blood Pressure

Upcoming Events in Washington County
  • Oct 20 Run for Your Health Annual Walk GA Zombie 5k & 1 Mile Candy Crawl Put on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. The City of Davisboro, GA is promoting better health in their community by hosting a Zombie 5K & 1 Mile Candy Crawl. Before the race, participants will be given a flag belt, sort of like flag football. These flags represent your health. The Zombies want to take your flag and possible take a bite out of you. If you loose all your health flags, you will receive an "infected" medal at the finish line. If you finish with a flag, you will receive the "Survivor" medal at the finish line. You may also choose not to participate with flags and only run the 5K course through the City. The 1 Mile Candy Crawl will start soon after the last runner from 5K finishes. Children will be given a bag, in which they can run the one mile course and collect candy along the way. We want you to Move More, Live More! Davisboro, GA - (15.0 Miles)
  • Nov 15 The Ins and Outs of Diabetes A valuable class to learn more about living with Diabetes. Sandersville, GA
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Extension News
Combatting Rural Stress link “Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions” will assemble experts from across the country to discuss the challenges facing rural Americans. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 9/13/2018
Pest-free Schools link Georgia Extension entomologist teaches crucial insect identification. By Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere | Published: 9/11/2018
Director Diez link University names new director to replace UGA Regents Professor Mike Doyle. By Merritt Melancon, Cristina deRevere, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 8/1/2016
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