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Extension Education

Melissa Murphy
County Extension Agent
University of Georgia
East Point


UGA Extension Fulton County’s Fulton Fresh program is a multigenerational nutrition education program, which integrates youth, agriculture, and family and consumer science programming in an urban community. The purpose of Fulton Fresh is to increase awareness and consumption of in-season, local produce through hands-on educational programming and the Fulton Fresh Mobile Market. Prior to 2020, the Fulton Fresh Mobile Market focused exclusively on adult participants and did not provide educational programming for youth. To meet the additional needs of Fulton County youth, Fulton County 4-H launched the Fulton Fresh Kids’ Market in the summer of 2020 to provide healthy living and STEM educational programs coupled with access to fresh fruit to youth in K-12th grade.  Agents worked together across program areas to create virtual farm tours, promote Georgia Grown produce, produce recipe demonstration videos with local produce, and other STEM education strategies.  Altogether, this program was effective in not only promoting healthy eating habits and access to healthy food, but also increasing agricultural literacy in the metro-Atlanta area.

Poster has NOT been presented at any previous NACAA AM/PIC

This poster is being submitted for judging. It will be displayed at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. The abstract will be published in the proceedings.

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Authors: Laurie Murrah-Hanson, Alexis Roberts, Melissa Mattee Murphy
  1. Murrah-Hanson, L. Fulton County Extension Agent, 4-H, University of Georgia, Georgia, 30305
  2. Roberts, A. Fulton County Extension Agent, FACS, University of Georgia, Georgia, 30344
  3. Mattee Murphy, M. Fulton County Extension Agent, ANR, University of Georgia, Georgia, 30344