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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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Sabrina Beasley, a UGA Extension Fulton Fresh participant, inspects a  bunch of  bok choy during a Fulton Fresh supermarket tour this winter.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
National Farmers Market Week
Fresh tomatoes, fresh okra and heirloom field peas — who doesn’t love a farmers market?
Lyndon Waller, left, a DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market program assistant, and Rickeia Stewart, a UGA Extension administrative assistant in DeKalb County, are part of the team helping to bring fresh vegetables to underserved communities in DeKalb County. CAES News
Lyndon Waller, left, a DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market program assistant, and Rickeia Stewart, a UGA Extension administrative assistant in DeKalb County, are part of the team helping to bring fresh vegetables to underserved communities in DeKalb County.
Metro Mobile Markets
Summer isn’t quite the same without fresh corn, beans, okra and tomatoes, but many Georgians don’t have easy access to the state’s bounty of produce.
Supermarket beef case at Buford Farmers Market CAES News
Supermarket beef case at Buford Farmers Market
Federal dietary guidelines
While early reaction to the new dietary guidelines released by the federal government on Thursday focused on new warnings about added sugar, sodium and meat, a University of Georgia expert noted the report is largely consistent with previous versions.
Food safety researcher Larry Beuchat, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, looks at a petri dish containing salmonella. CAES News
Food safety researcher Larry Beuchat, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, looks at a petri dish containing salmonella.
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.