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Washing face coverings is an important part of preventing "maskne," or face acne caused by wearing masks. CAES News
Avoiding Maskne
Adding to the other little irritations caused by wearing masks — slippage, missed cues, muffled sound — masks can also cause skin irritation, so it’s important to know how to care for your mask as well as your skin.
An increasing number of COVID-19 patients have reported losses of smell and/or taste, prompting the CDC to add it to the growing list of symptoms for COVID-19. The arrow in the photo points to a taste bud (red) with a taste "pore," a channel opening that communicates with the oral cavity. CAES News
COVID-19 Cell Immunity
A new study from the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia is the first to suggest that COVID-19 does not directly damage taste bud cells.
According to a recent survey, 81% of teens say mental health is a significant issue for young people in the U.S. (Georgia 4-H members during Fall Forum at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, December, 2019) CAES News
Youth mental health
Whether going back to school means in-person or distance learning for the young people in your life, it’s a good time to remember to prioritize mental health. COVID-19 has impacted the lives of young people in many ways, and mental health is no exception.
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity. CAES News
Natural Benefits
With formalized school programs gearing up in the next few months, many parents and guardians may struggle with helping their children and teenagers disengage from technology and spend time outdoors.
UGA child development specialist Diane Bales encourages parents to have their kids practice wearing a mask or face covering prior to the start of the school year. CAES News
Mask Tips
If you’re anxious about your child wearing a face covering this fall, you’re not alone.
Parents can help lessen their kids' anxiety about returning to school by talking with them about their concerns and reassuring them that it's normal to be both nervous and excited. Finding out as much as you can about their daily schedules and routines in advance also can help give them more confidence, said UGA child development specialist Diane Bales. CAES News
Preparing for Unknowns
First-day jitters are common, but students returning to school this year during the COVID-19 pandemic will face all sorts of unknowns that could lead to heightened anxiety.
Fulton County Extension staff and volunteers prepare to distribute produce bags through curbside pickup at a Fulton Fresh mobile market stop in Atlanta. (Photo by Molly Woo) CAES News
Mobile Markets 2020
Mobile farmers markets are rolling again in metro Atlanta. Throughout the summer, Fulton Fresh and Fresh on DeK will continue serving fresh produce and delivering nutrition education to communities through curbside pickups and digital content.
With limited to no in-person contact with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, for many growers, expanding online capabilities is crucial to business continuity. Join Georgia Grown and UGA Extension on June 17 for an e-commerce workshop featuring experts from the UGA Small Business Development Center. CAES News
SBDC Marketing Webinar
The University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products.
National 4-H Healthy Living Photo CAES News
Healthy Habits at Home
Our nutrition and physical activity behaviors are not just the result of our personal choices. The environment or setting in which we live and family cultures and customs can also influence our choices and behaviors.