UGA Extension Office

Nutrition and Health Programs

Becoming Independently Healthy Program

This is a monthly program. Call the Morgan County FACS Office for more information 706-342-2214

2021-2022 Becoming Independently Healthy Class Meeting Schedule: Please call Leigh Anne Aaron for a current schedule: 706-342-2214



SMED (Standard Medical Expense Deduction)?

 You may be eligible for the SMED program if you receive SNAP Benefits and have medical expenses

 This a supplement program for an individual that meets the following qualifications?

  • Do you receive SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)?
  • Receive Social Security and/or Social Security Disability?
  • Over 60 years-old?
  • Able to provide or verify $35.01 or more "out-of-pocket" medical expenses each month?

You could receive SMED (Standard medical Expense Deduction) benefits.  For more information please read the SMED flyer.

To find out if you are able to participate in this program contact, Leigh Anne Aaron at the Morgan County Extension Office, (706) 342-2214.   

Cancer Prevention Cooking

Cancer Prevention Cooking School, "Cooking for a Lifetime"

Learn about reducing risk of cancer; who should get screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; how to get screened. 

Free cookbook, Recipe tasting and Prizes!

Morgan County and Oconee County FACS offer this program on a rotating bases.  Check back for future dates. Or contact Mrs. Leigh Anne Aaron.

Please sign-up by calling: Leigh Anne Aaron, Morgan County Family and Consumer Science Agent, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension:  706-342-2214

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The University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (UGA SNAP-Ed)

"We empower Georgians to stay healthy by making healthier food choices, shopping smarter, moving more, and cooking delicious meals on a budget."

What is SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons SNAP-eligible Georgians will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity.

How SNAP-Ed Works

The UGA SNAP-Ed program offers in-person (called Food Talk) food demonstrations and online classes (called Food eTalk). We also provide nutrition information and healthy recipes via our website and Food eTalk social media pages. Importantly, we work to improve policies, systems, and environments that support healthy families across Georgia with diverse partners and communities.

The University of Georgia SNAP-Ed program provides these resources through the University of Georgia College of Family & Consumer Sciences & UGA Extension.  

  • Learn more about the programs in Georgia at USDA’s SNAP-Ed Connection.
  • Find a class in your local community or learn online at
  • Visit FacebookInstagram Pinterest, and Twitter for recipes, quick tips, and videos to learn how to keep healthy on a budget.


Online Education

Food eTalk is the online version of our Food Talk curriculum featuring six interactive learning modules and tools to help you plan healthy meals on a budget.

Helping Georgians Eat Healthy & Get Moving! has been made especially for Georgians who want FREE ideas on how to keep their families healthy by making nutritious food choices on a budget!

 Sign Up  Log In now to subscribe to our Food Talk eNewsletter and find out if you are eligible for free online learning.