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Food safety is key when roasting a turkey. CAES News
Cooking A Turkey
Whole roasted turkey is the centerpiece for many holiday meals and gatherings. There are a variety of ways to prepare and present it. Just as important as flavors and textures, however, is food safety when preparing and cooking a turkey.
Most chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), are caused by modifiable behaviors. The three most common risk behaviors for CVD are lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and inadequate weight management. Make exercise a family affair to get healthy and spend valuable time together. CAES News
Holiday Exercise
The holiday season can be a challenging time for those who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. From office parties to classic family get-togethers, it seems every event brings an endless array of delicious home-cooked dishes. It’s easy to see why so many Americans relinquish their commitments to eat smarter around the holidays. 
The Christmas cactus is made up of colorful, iridescent bracts. This true cactus, minus thorns, is native to the South American rainforest. CAES News
Christmas Cactus
Most gardeners know that getting poinsettias to rebloom is a task that is beyond formidable. However, the Christmas cactus, which is rare in beauty, is actually easy to grow and rebloom, maybe even for the rest of your life.
Community supported agriculture is one way to get fresh produce without having to plant a garden. Memberships in a CSA means a farmer gets guaranteed income, and customers get fresh vegetables weekly. Above is an example of a CSA box. CAES News
Healthy Changes
Each year, we set New Year’s goals. Some we achieve, while some are as good as gone by Jan. 2. Just because you fell short last year doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying to make some positive changes this year.
One or two cookies won't hurt during the holidays. CAES News
Holiday Food
The holiday season is filled with all types of parties. While they can put you in a festive mood and allow you to catch up with family and friends, they can also derail your diet when finger foods and delicious beverages abound.
Hope Meeks, a crabber and co-owner of Southside Shellfish in Savannah, teaches a crowd of about 50 about the life cycle and the proper harvest preparation of Georgia blue crabs during an Ocean to Table class taught by UGA Cooperative Extension and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in November. CAES News
Christmas Fish Feast
While Christmas dinners in the South usually revolve around a glazed ham or a golden-roasted turkey, families in other parts of the world turn to the sea for their holiday feasts.
The 'Patti Faye' deodar cedar has a classic Christmas tree shape. CAES News
Live Christmas Trees
Container-grown or balled-and-burlapped Christmas trees can be planted as landscape trees after the holidays. This is practical in Georgia, where the mild December or early January weather is ideal for tree planting.
Terrariums are like tiny, desktop greenhouses. The plants grow and change as time goes by, making it a holiday gift that your friend or family member can enjoy all year. You can make terrariums as personal as you want, and even better, as inexpensive as you'd like. All it takes is a little bit of craftiness, plant material and a glass container. CAES News
Holiday Terrariums
Are you looking for a unique last-minute gift for the holidays? If your recipient loves plants but has a black thumb, a terrarium may be the perfect gift.
Freshly cut Christmas trees line Lowes in Griffin in this file photo. CAES News
Christmas Trees
I always feel festive when I see trees decorated this time of year. If you decide to put a tree up in your home or office, follow these safety tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to keep you, your family members and friends safe.