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A toddler sits under a Christmas tree surrounded by presents CAES News
Toy Safety
When toy shopping for children, shopping at your favorite store or clicking a button online involves a certain responsibility. It’s important to choose wisely when buying holiday toys to make sure your gifts aren’t an unintentional safety hazard.
Some 135 people attended the first UGA’s first Rural Stress Summit held Dec. 10-11, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport in Atlanta. Sponsored by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and School of Social Work, the event drew participants from 20 states and the District of Columbia and was organized to educate and motivate representatives of state and federal funded groups that serve rural Americans. CAES News
Rural Stress
A farmer driving a tractor over rolling fields of crops ready to harvest is often the idyllic image associated with farm life. In reality, the life of a farmer is often wrought with worry and financial stress due to a variety of factors from crop disease and destructive insects to violent storms, drought, and damaging floods. All of these factors and more contribute to the sobering fact that the suicide rate among farmers is the third highest of any vocational group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ines Beltran spent the week of June 15, 2018, teaching UGA Extension's Healthy Brain program, which she developed, to more than 220 Colombian occupational health and psychology students. University Corporation God's Minute's distance education program would like Beltran to teach more programs virtually from Georgia. CAES News
Brain Health
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent Ines Beltran, of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Gwinnett County, recently combined two of her favorite things — teaching people how to improve their health and visiting her home country of Colombia. She taught UGA Extension’s Healthy Brain program to more than 220 students at the University Corporation God’s Minute in Bogotá, Colombia.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension employees chosen for the 2018-19 UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence attended their first of three leadership institutes Sept. 4-6 in Athens, Georgia. The internal program is aimed at developing the next generation of UGA Extension leaders. CAES News
Extension Academy
A select group of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension employees has been chosen for the 2018-19 UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence — an internal program aimed at developing the next generation of leadership.
Denise Everson talks to a class about making healthy food choices to limit their risk of developing cancer. CAES News
Healthier Georgians
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension focuses on improving the quality of life and health of Georgia residents. Georgia Extension agents and specialists develop programs that help families to engage in physical activity, decrease obesity, live with cancer and diabetes, prepare meals safely, and eat healthily while stretching their food dollars.
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Smart Speakers
Kids say the darnedest things, and with the advent of smart speakers, what they say can have some unforeseen consequences.
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Sleep Matters
Between after-school activities, homework and other obligations, kids have a lot of competition for the time they should devote to sleep. Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t get enough sleep. On average, high school students need between seven and 11 hours of sleep. For younger kids, even more time is needed: 12 hours for school-age kids, 13 hours for preschoolers and close to 14 hours for toddlers.
A student hangs her bookbag on a peg outside her classroom door. CAES News
Making the Switch to School
New backpacks, jeans, and boxes of markers and crayons can help get kids ready to go back to school, but how should parents mentally prepare their children?
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Money Smarts
Conversations with kids about money can be hard, but starting those awkward money dialogues early can go a long way to help children grow into financially responsible adults.
Education and open lines of communication are key for parents to help their children through a cyberbullying situation. CAES News
Cyberbullying
Students today spend more time online than anywhere else, so it’s not a surprise that some of the worst behavior adults remember from their own teenage years — gossiping and bullying — has followed students online and into their newly built social networks.