UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Eating Healthier for Less!

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting food budgets as well as consumers' ability to safely visit the grocery store. Consumers need timely information on using their grocery budget wisely and safe ways to shop during the pandemic and beyond. This publication covers how to spend smarter at the grocery store, including tips for using grocery shopping pick-up and delivery services.

The PDF is now publicly available at https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=TP113

 

We have many resources to help before, during and after emergency situations. Whether the need is flood clean-up or financial considerations, Extension offers valuable research-based information to support communities preparing and recovering from disasters.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources and Information

University of Georgia (includes all official announcements) See also: UGA Coronavirus news stories
Home cleaning and disinfecting guidelines (UGA Extension)
COVID-19 Food Safety and Sanitation FAQs: English version | Spanish version (UGA Extension)

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The President's Guidelines on Coronavirus for America (PDF)
US Department of Agriculture
US Food and Drug Administration
Georgia Department of Public Health
Cooperative Extension Responses and Resources

Handwashing and hygiene downloads (PDF)

Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe (CDC)
Wash Your Paws, Georgia! poster (UGA Extension)
Handwashing for Restaurants 101 (English and Spanish, ServSafe)
Handwashing poster (English and Spanish, Georgia DPH)
 


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.
Upcoming Events
  • May 27 Insects in and around your home Come hear about common pests we are seeing now in and around your home. This presentation will be given by Dr. Dan Suiter and Lisa Ames, University of Georgia - (213.0 Miles)
  • May 27 Backyard Fruit Webinar Series: Apples and Pears This online short course provides an excellent opportunity to learn about growing various small fruits and tree fruits. Each session is designed to help you gain the knowledge needed to grow your own! The webinar coordinator will email you a Zoom link the day before each webinar session you register to attend. *This session shares focuses on growing Apples and Pears* - (259.0 Miles)
  • May 27 Just for the Health of It!: Home Edition (#KCC - Kids Culinary Class) Are you tired of eating the same meals? Need inspiration? Congratulations! You now have a one-of-a-kind virtual cooking experience right in the comfort of your own home. Join us every Wednesday in May as we teach you how to create great tasting, healthy food. Our very own Chef Rebecca will inspire us with everything from breakfast to dinner. - (206.0 Miles)
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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.