UGA Ex­ten­sion Of­fer­ing Two Foods Classes in Septem­ber

Calhoun Times - - GORDONLIFE - 4-H Gor­don County Ex­ten­sion Agent

UGA Ex­ten­sion in Gor­don County is of­fer­ing two sep­a­rate classes about food nu­tri­tion and food safety, taught by two guest speak­ers from UGA Ex­ten­sion in Fam­ily and Con­sumer Sci­ences.

Com­ing up first on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6 from 5: 30- 7: 30 p. m. is a Cook­ing for a Life­time pre­sen­ta­tion ti­tled “Di­a­betes: How to Live with It.” The pre­sen­ter is Kisha Faulk, North­west District Fam­ily and Con­sumer Sci­ences Pro­gram De­vel­op­ment Co­or­di­na­tor. The pro­gram con­tains in­for­ma­tion about dif­fer­ent types of di­a­betes, guide­lines for healthy eat­ing, and strate­gies for manag­ing risk fac­tors for di­a­betes. The pre­sen­ta­tion will in­clude cook­ing demon­stra­tions and tast­ing sam­ples, as well as the chance to win a Fit­Bit. Adults and youth are wel­come to at­tend, but pr­ereg­is­tra­tion with the Gor­don County Ex­ten­sion Of­fice is re­quired.

On Thurs­day, Septem­ber 20, UGA Ex­ten­sion in Gor­don County in part­ner­ship with Gor­don County Young Farm­ers is of­fer­ing a ServSafe Food Han­dler Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Train­ing from 5: 30- 8: 30 p. m. ServSafe is a rec­og­nized food safety san­i­ta­tion course de­vel­oped by the Na­tional Restau­rant As­so­ci­a­tion Ed­u­ca­tional Foun­da­tion. This train­ing is ap­pro­pri­ate for any vol­un­teer that works in con­ces­sion stands or han­dles food on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Bar­tow County Fam­ily and Con­sumer Sci­ences Agent Alexis Roberts will be lead­ing the class. The class is limited to 20 par­tic­i­pants and the cost is $ 10; pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and will close on Septem­ber 10.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter for ei­ther class, please con­tact the Gor­don County Ex­ten­sion/ 4- H Of­fice at 706- 629- 8685.


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