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Just like their bodies, teenagers' brains are also still under construction and not fully developed. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension family specialists say this phase is a challenging time for teens and sometimes the entire family. Parents must continue to assist teenage "children" as they transition into adulthood. CAES News
Just like their bodies, teenagers' brains are also still under construction and not fully developed. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension family specialists say this phase is a challenging time for teens and sometimes the entire family. Parents must continue to assist teenage "children" as they transition into adulthood.
Teenage Brains
Think back to your teenage years. Did you feel awkward, especially given the changes with your body and emotions? Today’s teens are no different. They are quiet, forgetful and sometimes even surly. They consume large amounts of food and sleep all the time. If I sound like I know them well, I do. I have two teenagers in my home and I have to remind myself daily that they are not little adults. They are experiencing monumental changes that affect their interactions.
Lines of school buses idling outside schools creates harmful air pollution and wastes fuel. To protect students' lung, and save engine parts, bus, and parents' vehicles, should not idle while waiting for students to exit school buildings, University of Georgia experts say. CAES News
Lines of school buses idling outside schools creates harmful air pollution and wastes fuel. To protect students' lung, and save engine parts, bus, and parents' vehicles, should not idle while waiting for students to exit school buildings, University of Georgia experts say.
Return to Structure
Summer break is almost over. That’s right — no more late nights, naps during the day and, my favorite, living without a schedule. While I hate to remind you that our time will no longer be our own, I hope to make it easier for parents, as well as teachers, to return to their respective routines, which includes getting children back to school. As parents, we are instrumental in our children’s educational success. There are some things we can do to prepare little ones for success in the classroom.
Amanda Griffin and her daughter Khloe Griffin have been helped by the Car Seat Safety program in Appling County. CAES News
Amanda Griffin and her daughter Khloe Griffin have been helped by the Car Seat Safety program in Appling County.
Avoid Heatstroke
Every year, hot summer temperatures lead to life-threatening heatstroke. Adults know to keep themselves hydrated and to get to a cooler place if they begin to feel overheated. Children, however, often don’t know how to protect themselves. Heatstroke in children, particularly those left in vehicles, is very serious.
An exhausted but triumphant team of school-aged chefs — including Victoria Sweeney, 10, of Warren T. Jackson Elementary School; Parker Payne, 10, of Woodward Academy; Nile Smith, 10, of Roswell North Elementary School; and Isaiah Farrow, 10, of Georgia Connections Academy — celebrate after winning the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids Cooking Competition on June 6 at the Ponce City Market Farmers Market. CAES News
An exhausted but triumphant team of school-aged chefs — including Victoria Sweeney, 10, of Warren T. Jackson Elementary School; Parker Payne, 10, of Woodward Academy; Nile Smith, 10, of Roswell North Elementary School; and Isaiah Farrow, 10, of Georgia Connections Academy — celebrate after winning the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids Cooking Competition on June 6 at the Ponce City Market Farmers Market.
Kids Cooking Competition
When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, there are about as many variations as there are chefs: tangy sandwiches made of cheddar with hearty wheat bread and creamy versions made of smoked Gouda with crusty French bread. The 15 school-aged children who competed at the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids’ Cooking Competition left no sandwich concept unexplored as they competed in teams and flexed their grilled cheese expertise. 
Lyndon Waller, left, a DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market program assistant, and Rickeia Stewart, a UGA Extension administrative assistant in DeKalb County, are part of the team helping to bring fresh vegetables to underserved communities in DeKalb County. CAES News
Lyndon Waller, left, a DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market program assistant, and Rickeia Stewart, a UGA Extension administrative assistant in DeKalb County, are part of the team helping to bring fresh vegetables to underserved communities in DeKalb County.
Mobile Market Season
It’s almost summer, and for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff in DeKalb and Clayton counties, that can only mean one thing — road trip!
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Smoke Danger
Since April 6, when lightning started a wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of area families have evacuated their homes to protect themselves from the fire.
Terri Carter, a UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences county program assistant in Cobb County, Georgia, has found a unique way to teach nutrition and a history lesson at the same time. Carter's love of the South and her heritage led her to develop the “Food History of the South” program. She concludes her program by sharing healthy adaptations to traditional recipes like black-eyed peas and collard greens. She hopes her clients will think about those who introduced these foods to the South when they cook and serve a traditional Southern meal. CAES News
Terri Carter, a UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences county program assistant in Cobb County, Georgia, has found a unique way to teach nutrition and a history lesson at the same time. Carter's love of the South and her heritage led her to develop the “Food History of the South” program. She concludes her program by sharing healthy adaptations to traditional recipes like black-eyed peas and collard greens. She hopes her clients will think about those who introduced these foods to the South when they cook and serve a traditional Southern meal.
Food History of the South
In Cobb County, Georgia, Terri Carter’s job with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is to educate residents on proper nutrition. As a self-declared “proud woman of the South,” Carter, a UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences county program assistant, has found a unique way to teach nutrition and a history lesson at the same time. Carter’s love of the South and her heritage led her to develop the “Food History of the South” program.
Sylvia McDaniel displays a food journal poster she created after attending a University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) class. UGA Cooperative Extension program assistants and agents deliver the free nutrition education classes to Georgia residents in communities across the state. CAES News
Sylvia McDaniel displays a food journal poster she created after attending a University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) class. UGA Cooperative Extension program assistants and agents deliver the free nutrition education classes to Georgia residents in communities across the state.
SNAP-Ed Program
Georgia consistently ranks “poorly in obesity and chronic disease statistics,” and a large segment of the population struggles to put food on their tables, says the leader of UGA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. The program works to reverse the trend of obesity and chronic disease through a combination of in-person and online nutrition education classes, lessons to help early childhood educators provide healthier environments for students, and the promotion of healthy nutrition and behaviors through social marketing.
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Mall Walking
It’s cold outside, and it’s much easier this time of year to sit inside on a frigid, blustery day and read a book under a blanket while sipping a mug of tea. It’s often difficult for us to find the motivation we had on Jan. 1 to exercise and get fit.
Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood. CAES News
Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood.
Radon Poster Winners
Three Georgia middle school students will meet Gov. Nathan Deal later this month in recognition of their work to alert Georgians to the dangers of radon.