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For a less stressful holiday, prepare and freeze holiday meals and treats in advance. Freezing prepared foods allows you the satisfaction of serving homemade meals with the convenience of store-bought ones, says University of Georgia Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist Elizabeth Andress. CAES News
Food Waste
Public health experts are imploring Americans to avoid the kind of large gatherings that mark the holidays.
Created by the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team, Food eTalk and Food Talk: Better U are now included in the United States Department of Agriculture SNAP-Ed Toolkit. The collection of evidence-based interventions is designed to improve the lives of SNAP-eligible participants by encouraging healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity. CAES News
SNAP-ED Toolkit
Two interventions created by the University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team have been added to the national SNAP-Ed Toolkit.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialists say planning is imperative whether you are or cooking for one person or a family of eight. You will get more variety and flavor in your meals if you write down menus for the whole week. Plan for several weeks, and make some dishes in larger quantities that can be divided and frozen for later use. CAES News
Solo Meals
Eating alone and cooking for one can be challenging. Most recipes and food products are meant for more than one person. With some planning and a little help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, solo eaters can prepare healthy, delicious meals.
The University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) has launched a newly revamped website. Known as “Food eTalk,” the program offers Georgians free, online nutrition education classes. CAES News
SNAP Website
University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), which offers Georgians free, online nutrition education classes known as “Food eTalk,” has launched a newly revamped website at https://www.foodtalk.org/.
Kisha Faulk tries her first roasted oyster while her coworker Barbara Worley looks on. The two women were among the participants in a recent Ocean to Table workshop designed to increase consumers' and UGA Extension agents' knowledge and awareness of Georgia seafood. CAES News
Ocean to Table
The brainchild of Chatham County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Jackie Ogden, the Ocean to Table workshop series is designed to increase consumers’ and UGA Extension agents’ knowledge and awareness of Georgia seafood.
Sabrina Beasley, a UGA Extension Fulton Fresh participant, inspects a  bunch of  bok choy during a Fulton Fresh supermarket tour this winter. CAES News
Food Retail Revolution
A second food retail revolution, unlike the first, which was spearheaded by new entrants, is being led by existing industry leaders. For this reason, in addition to lessons learned from the many failures so far, the second-generation revolution is likely to succeed.
To keep raw beef from contaminating other purchases, place it inside one of the plastic bags found hanging near most meat counters. Ask the cashier or bagger to place raw meat items together, not with other items. This helps keep the risk of cross-contamination low. CAES News
Turkey or Beef?
Turkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their beef counterparts. But is turkey recommended over beef and other red meats? Is turkey always the best choice?
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
Healthy Resolutions
The calendar has rolled over, so what better time than the present to start setting some new nutrition goals for 2017?
As interest in local food continues to grow, more communities across Georgia have started farmers markets, like this one in Roswell. The University of Georgia's helping to meet the demand, too, with a certificate program in local food systems. CAES News
National Farmers Market Week
Fresh tomatoes, fresh okra and heirloom field peas — who doesn’t love a farmers market?