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Story in Brief

The University of Georgia’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (UGA EFNEP) is working to alleviate health disparities imposed by socioeconomic status by providing low-income Georgians with the knowledge, skills, and resources to improve nutrition practices and increase physical activity. Participants in Southwest Georgia improved their diet quality, physical activity, food safety practices and food resource management skills during 2020. Peer educators in Dougherty, Houston, Colquitt and Sumter counties were led by the Houston County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent to impact households representing 1,328 individuals.