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Food safety researcher Larry Beuchat, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, looks at a petri dish containing salmonella. CAES News
Dangerous Snacks
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods.
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Food Gifts
Gifts of food to friends and family are common during the holidays. To help both the gift-giver and the gift-getter keep these foods safe, follow these tips from UGA Extension expert Judy Harrison.
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Healthy Holidays
While the holidays are often viewed as a time of inevitable weight gain, it’s possible to enjoy some of the same foods while still maintaining a healthy diet.
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Tame Holiday Stress
For children, there’s hardly a downside to the holidays; toys, treats and time away from school are enough to bring on dreams of sugarplums. For adults, the holidays can conjure a string of mental to-do lists and tension that make those sugarplums feel more like a sugar crash.
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.