Family & Consumer Sciences
The Walk-a-Weigh Program is a series of lessons that will teach you how to make the changes you want to make to achieve permanent weight control. Family and Consumer Science Agent Brad Averill will offer a different class each week to provide you with the skills to improve your food intake, become more physically active and adopt the health habits that will allow you to stay happy and healthy for a long time. Each class also includes educational handouts and activities that will reinforce what you have learned.
Physical Activity is an important component of Walk-a-Weigh. As a group we wil participate in physical activity with a supportive group for 30-45 minutes per session.
Resources from UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.
Diabetes Life Line 2019 Fall Newsletter:
Archived Newsletters for Diabetes Life Line
Healthy Indoor Environments: September 2019
Children thrive when the adults in their lives have healthy relationships.
Food Preservation Links
Eating Healthy and Living Better
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Eat less fat
- Eat a variety of foods
- Prepare and store food safely
- Practice thrifty food shopping and meal planning for nutritious foods
- Balance activity and food choices
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management (C 1042) Learn 10 strategies for better time management, including knowing how to spend your time, setting priorities, using planning tools, getting organized, scheduling, delegating, and avoiding procrastinating, wasting time, and multitasking.