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Roxie Price, a family and consumer sciences agent with UGA Extension in Tift County, teaches students at Len Lastinger last year about proper hand-washing techniques. CAES News
Child Development
Children are like sponges—they absorb everything. That’s why University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents are teaching children, at an early age, the importance of decreasing sugar consumption and properly washing their hands.
Christen Jackson, a USDA SNAP-Ed educator with UGA Extension in DeKalb County, prepares a healthy pasta dish as part of a nutrition demonstration at the DeKalb County Mobile Market. CAES News
DeKalb Mobile Market
For residents in some metro Atlanta neighborhoods, it can be impossible to find fresh produce because the closest well-stocked supermarket is geographically out of reach.
University of Georgia Extension specialists say rinse fruits and vegetables well in running water that is safe for drinking before using them. Fruits and vegetables with firm skins or hard rinds can be washed by scrubbing with a clean vegetable brush under running water. CAES News
Safe Harvest
Keeping produce safe means keeping harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites from contaminating fruits and vegetables. Enjoy the rewards of growing food through planning and some practical food safety tips.
Young children need 60 minutes of active playtime to ensure good health. CAES News
After School Recess
For most parents, fall is a whirlwind of after-school meetings, tight schedules, homework and dwindling family time. Even after the dash becomes daily routine, the hours between school and dinner often get lost in the shuffle. To rescue these important hours, assign your kids the task of hosting “after-school recess” during that time each day.
Kale is being researched on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Georgia Kale
A “green superfood” is making its way into the mainstream and into the fields of southwest Georgia farms, according to a University of Georgia vegetable expert. Increased consumer demand in connection with its many health benefits has Georgia farmers planting, and selling, more of the leafy green.
UGA Extension agent Ines Beltran teaches a cooking class in Gwinnett County. CAES News
Walk-a-Weigh Program
To complete their mission of education and to fight the state’s obesity problem, University of Georgia Extension agents are teaching state residents about exercising and cooking healthier meals. These two simple acts can, and are, having dramatic effects across the state.
The Walk Georgia logo was introduced in 2014. CAES News
Walk Georgia
More than 2,500 Georgia residents are improving their health by exercising with the help of the University of Georgia’s Walk Georgia program and their local UGA Extension agent.
Nature hikes are an excellent choice for group exercise CAES News
Holiday Excercise

Don’t let traveling to visit family and friends during the holiday season interrupt your exercise routine. There are plenty of ways to stay active, even if you’re away from your usual gym, walking path or workout buddies.

Judy Harrison, UGA Extension food safety specialist, with the project she helped create: "Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce." CAES News
Food Safety Project

Shoppers expect food from local farmers markets to be healthier and safer than comparable items in the grocery store. A group of Southern university scientists are training farmers and market managers to help make that assumption a reality.