UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

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Family and Consumer Science program area reached more than 800 people, providing information about healthy eating, chronic disease prevention and food safety in 2019. Along with the Walk-a-Weigh program, we offered a variety of programs such as Walk Georgia, Rite Bite Diabetes Cooking School and cancer Prevention Cooking School. Health and disease prevention education is an important topic and the Family and Consumer Science program area has been able to share this information to get people healthy and active.

Popular Resources


So Easy to Preserve Book

Walk-a-Weigh Information

Walk-a-Weigh is an award-winning weight control program emphasizing the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. The eight-week Walk-a-Weigh program focuses on physical activity, healthy eating and chronic disease control and prevention. The program is being taught to individuals who are interested in making lifestyle changes. During the first program, 18 participated in Walk-a-Weigh and lost more than 75 pounds as a group.

Radon Awareness

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Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed
eLearning with UGA SNAP-Ed 24/7 Tips to live a more active lifestyle, shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious meals on a budget! Receive free kitchen and fitness items.
Start a New Food Business
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
Food Talk
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
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
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 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
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.