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Rural Stress
Rural Stress Weather and finances top farmers’ sources of stress By Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/19/2020
Food E-Talk
Food E-Talk UGA Extension helps launch SNAP-Ed's Food E-Talk nutrition education program across the state. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell | Published: 1/28/2020
Turf Doctor
Turf Doctor Bahri will research turfgrass and wheat diseases on UGA's Griffin campus. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 12/19/2019
Rural Stress
Rural Stress High suicide rate among Georgia farming, fishing and forestry occupational group, according to CDC report. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/26/2019
Food Security Summit
Food Security Summit Policy makers, farmers, researchers and development experts converge in Athens, Georgia, for Global Food Security Summit. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon | Published: 11/19/2019
Holiday Leftovers
Holiday Leftovers If prepared food is not refrigerated or frozen within two hours, it should not be eaten. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson | Published: 11/25/2019
Georgia Thanksgiving
Georgia Thanksgiving It's time to give thanks for all of the great local food Georgia offers. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Madison Thornhill | Published: 11/19/2019
D.W. Brooks Lecture
D.W. Brooks Lecture CAES recognizes innovated faculty at D.W. Brooks Lecture. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Madison Thornhill, Merritt Melancon | Published: 11/14/2019
Talbot Team
Talbot Team Nutrition educator and 4-H leader join UGA Extension team in Talbot County. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Madison Thornhill, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 11/8/2019
Food Security Summit
Food Security Summit National food security experts convene in Athens to collaborate on solutions to hunger. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Madison Thornhill, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 10/24/2019
Pumpkin Pointers
Pumpkin Pointers UGA Extension offers tips on growing and cooking pumpkins. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Madison Thornhill, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2019
SNAP-ED Toolkit
SNAP-ED Toolkit Food eTalk and Food Talk: Better U will help SNAP participants eat healthy meals. By Merritt Melancon, Cal Powell, Sharon Dowdy, Clint Thompson, Merritt Melancon, Clint Thompson, Madison Thornhill, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Sharon Dowdy, Cal Powell | Published: 10/9/2019
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Extension Publications
A Variety of Foods for Picky Eaters (C 1037-16) Read tips for helping picky eaters try new foods, and play a food finder game with your child on your next grocery shopping trip.
Appropriate Portion Sizes (C 1037-13) Learn quick ways to estimate appropriate portion sizes for common foods, and help your child practice measuring and comparing portions of cereal.
Water Helps Children Succeed (C 1037-03) Read tips to help your child drink enough water every day, and help your child keep track of water drinking with a simple chart.
Eating a Variety of Foods can be Fun! (C 1037-05) Find out how to make eating foods from all of the food groups more fun, and encourage your child to eat fruit by making silly fruit faces on a plate.
What Child Care Can Do (C 1053-04) Child care providers play an important role in nurturing children's healthy brain development. When it comes to supporting healthy brain development, the type of child care is less important than the quality of care a child receives. This publication will help you understand the components of quality child care and the effects of low-quality child care on brain development.
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