UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

The Glynn County FACS Agent assists in addressing real-life issues faced by community members of all ages. Our goal is to provide physical, economic and social well-being through programs that help people cook and eat nutritiously, make healthy housing & financial decisions and maintain healthy relationships. Educational topics include:

  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management 
  • Financial Security and Economic Well-Being
  • Foodborne Illness Prevention
  • Housing and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Child Care, Youth, and Family Development

Here's what our Family & Consumer Sciences Agent has been up to:


EFNEP Resident TeachingYou can find our FACS Agent at community health & wellness fairs throughout the county.
322378249_1304098947038552_6664851857128514235_nPresentation:The MOO-re the Merried: Dairy & Alternatives. Pictured: Michelle teaches participants how to make almond milk
338696730_1844499029239698_6083489657638433895_nToddler storytime & activities! Kids were read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and got to paint with different fruits & vegetables to make fun patterns.
351140892_10223958786466589_8491932936813925843_nMichelle during a food preservation training held by the UGA Nutritional Sciences Department
MM pic 2Presentation: Aging with a Healthy Brain. Pictured: Michelle provides a food demonstration for residents at a senior center
312305584_530542089078415_7243899843194290149_nPresentation: Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label. Michelle led participants through reading nutrition labels of leading products.

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.