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Free nutrition classes offered across Georgia through UGA's SNAP-Ed program

Georgia consistently ranks “poorly in obesity and chronic disease statistics,” and a large segment of the population struggles to put food on their tablesGeorgia consistently ranks “poorly in obesity and chronic disease statistics,” and a large segment of the population struggles to put food on their tables, says Jung Sun Lee, a University of Georgia foods and nutrition associate professor who leads a program aimed at combating these issues. Lee serves as principal investigator for UGA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

“We have a great need for this type of program in the state of Georgia, and we have a capacity to meet that need. Food insecurity, people having problems getting the type and amount of food they need, exists in this nation, but it’s hidden and not many people think it’s actually happening,” Lee said.

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United Fresh Start Foundation Now Accepting Applications For New Community Grants Program

Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Access to Fresh Produce

The United Fresh Start Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program, established to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The Community Grants Program extends the foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues.

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FPL hosted first anniversary at Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon's first anniversary celebrated with a weekend full of free family fun on Feb. 4 and 5!

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery CenterTM ill celebrated its first anniversary with an exciting line up of free, fun-filled family events over the Feb. 4-5 weekend. The facility opened in February 2016 to rave reviews locally and received extensive coverage in regional and national attention.

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Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day

February 18 marked World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are severely dwindling due to a massive and growing demand for their scales, which are believed to have curative properties in East Asian medicine, and their meat, which is highly regarded as a symbol of status.

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