Extension helps consumers make confident and informed food selection and preparation decisions, considering information about nutrition, food quality, composition and safety, food costs, production methods and processing technologies. Topics in this section include:
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- 12 days of Georgia agriculture
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- The holidays are coming, so let's talk turkey
- Healthy holiday favorites help families indulge without feeling guilty
- Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds
- Following proper guidelines is key for safe pumpkin preserves
- Food Selection, Buying & Preparation
Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to selecting, buying, and preparing food.
- Food Marketing Institute
FMI provides leadership to retailers and wholesalers of food and consumer products, as well as to their supplier partners, by fostering their growth and promoting their role in feeding families and enriching the lives of their customers.
FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.
- International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation
The International Food Information Council Foundation provides food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information to help you make good and safe food choices.
- USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- The Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
A program that helps parents feed their children healthier meals and snacks, save money on food, and reduce the risk of food-borne illness. Nutrition education is also provided to youth ages 4-18.