Nutrition Educational Services

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Nutrition Educational Services

Nutrition Educational Services

Family And Consumer Sciences

Fulton County Cooperative Extension provides a Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agent who can teach residents about topics that affect their family, food, and house. FACS Agents focus on clients' economic and social well-being through programs that help people extend their income, cook and eat nutritiously, and make important buying decisions. Participants will learn about the relationship between food and health, safe food handling and storage, safe home food preservation and economical food selection and preparation.

Group classes or workshops include:

  • Cancer Prevention through Lifestyle Change
  • Diabetes Management
  • Heart Health on a Budget
  • Incorporating Local Fruits and Vegetables into Your Diet
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget
  • Understanding the New Food Label

 

SNAP-Ed

Fulton County Cooperative Extension provides free nutrition education classes to SNAP eligible families in Georgia.

  • Food Talk - This program consists of six one hour classes which offer hands on nutrition education with a delicious recipe demonstration. At the end of our program, participants will graduate with a certificate from The University of Georgia and a cookbook that includes all the recipes from the series.
  • Food Talk: Better U - Food Talk, Better U is a four week program with classes lasting an hour and a half. This program is centered on helping participants come up with easy ways to make small changes that will lead to a Better U! Each class has the nutrition education lesson and recipe demo, and also includes about 20 minutes of light physical activity.
  • Food eTalk - These online classes include all six sessions of the Food Talk series with each lesson taking about 10 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the online series can contact their local Extension Office to pick up their graduation certificate.

 

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is nationally known as EFNEP. EFNEP is a federally funded program. EFNEP has been helping parents learn how to feed their children healthier meals and snacks for more than 40 years. EFNEP works with agencies who serve families with children and those who are pregnant. A series of 6 EFNEP nutrition education sessions are provided on improving dietary needs to reduce the risk of chronic diseases (e.g., childhood/adult obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes); menu planning; stretching your food dollars; food safety to prevent food borne illness; recipe demonstrations, and incorporating physical activity on a daily basis.

 

Fulton Fresh Mobile Market

The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market was created to educate residents living in communities designated as “food deserts” on the importance of fresh and in-season produce. Every week of the program, attendees will participate in a UGA Extension nutrition education program and then be provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.

The mobile farmer's market typically runs for about 10 weeks during the summer months.

nutrition educational services

contact information

atlanta history center extension

(4-H services only)

camp fulton/truitt    4-h Center Extension

north Office Extension (north fulton service center room 248)