Published on 07/09/09

2009 edition of annual UGA Back to School Packet

Welcome to the 2009 Back to School Packet. In this edition, experts from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offer tips to help get students, and parents, ready for school. Feature articles address school safety, healthy eating, kids and technology, teen relationships, tax-free shopping, after-school care and 4-H programming.

These featured articles are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable information they want and need. Your UGA Cooperative Extension county agent (call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features.

News Articles 2009
1. Plan healthy after-school snacks – April Sorrow

2. 4-H helps students improve writing test scores – Sharon Dowdy

3. Home alone: When is your child ready? –Faith Peppers

4. Keep lunch safe– April Sorrow

5. Teach children to eat for health – Brad Haire

6. Cooperative Extension helps grow green kids – Stephanie Schupska

7. Relationships healthy, normal for teens – April Sorrow

8. Take time to play – Stephanie Schupska

9. Kids and technology – April Sorrow

10. Shop during the tax-free holiday – Sharon Dowdy

A printable newsletter is also available with additional articles and resources.

(April Sorrow was principle editor of the 2009 Back to School Packet and is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.