UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Tifton Demo Lab
Tifton Demo Lab With the global population expected to increase from 8 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050, agricultural researchers and producers are faced with the looming challenges of how to feed a growing world. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/6/2024
Georgia Farm Gate Value Report
Georgia Farm Gate Value Report Food and fiber production from Georgia’s 159 counties contributes more than $18 billion to the economy statewide. By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/2/2024
Supporting Healthy Habits
Supporting Healthy Habits A new study from the University of Georgia found that children from all walks of life improved their diet quality when they ate school-prepared lunches following the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act nutritional guidelines instead of home-prepared lunches. By Erica P. Techo | Published: 4/24/2024
Extension Volunteer Appreciation
Extension Volunteer Appreciation Volunteers across UGA Extension contributed more than 324,200 hours in 2023, the equivalent of more than 155 full-time employees. By Sheri Dorn, Keri Gandy Hobbs | Published: 4/22/2024

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • May 20 Clase de ServSafe para Gerentes y examen para obtener la certificación El programa de capacitación en seguridad alimentaria de ServSafe lidera el camino al proporcionar materiales educativos al día e integrales a la industria de servicios de alimentos. La clase y el examen ServSafe para Gerentes son reconocidos por más jurisdicciones federales, estatales y locales que cualquier otra certificación de seguridad alimentaria y en Georgia, la ley exige la certificación de seguridad alimentaria. La Extensión de la Universidad de Georgia en Gwinnett se complace en ofrecer la clase y el examen de certificación de ServSafe para gerentes en español. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contacte a Ines Beltran a inesb@uga.edu or al 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • May 22 ServSafe Manager One-Day Training The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the food service industry. The ServSafe for Managers class and Exam is recognized by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification and in Georgia, food safety certification is required by law. The University of Georgia Extension in Gwinnett is pleased to offer the SERV Safe for Managers Certification Class and Exam. Class, Book, and Test $150 Retest - $70 Contact: Ines Beltran at inesb@uga.edu or at 678-477-4014
    • Lawrenceville, GA
  • May 22 ServSafe® University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Gilmer County provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. This is a 1 day course.
    • Ellijay, GA - (58.0 Miles)

Office hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm closed for lunch 12-1.