Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Fall into Fitness with Walk Georgia

Child in Autumn

By Kimberly Jenkins Wilkes County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Fall is nearly here, y’all! For many of us that means endless amounts of football, watching the leaves transform to vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange and cuddling on the couch while smelling the lovely aroma of pumpkin spice…
Read More

GO: Stone Mountain + Georgia PTA Gets in SHAPE!

Stone Mountain + Train

Stone Mountain, Georgia is home to a quartz monzonite dome monadnock – a small mountain that rises abruptly from the surrounding plain. The Mountain’s north face boasts of the largest rock relief in the world! The relief is a Confederate Memorial Carving immortalizing Conferederate leaders Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson…
Read More

Recipe: Maple-Pecan Salmon Delight

Pecans

The Labor Day weekend is all about family, fun, and food. Indulging is allowed. Post-Labor Day weekend though, one might want to balance all the indulgence. Here’s a low-calorie recipe that features one of Georgia’s own – pecans! Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America, and the…
Read More

GO: F.D. Roosevelt State Park + Summer Splash Celebration!

Dowdell's Knob

This Labor Day weekend, head over to Georgia’s largest state park – F.D. Roosevelt State Park! The park is named for former U.S. President Roosevelt, who often visited nearby Warm Springs. The president also picnicked at Dowdell’s Knob, and a life-size sculpture of Roosevelt now welcomes hikers to the overlook….
Read More

Recipe: Peanut Snack Mix

Peanut Snack Mix

This week’s recipe features Georgia’s official state crop: peanuts! The state is the number one producer of peanuts in the United States, providing more than 45 percent of the country’s peanut crop each year. These little legumes are a powerful source of monounsaturated fats – the type of fat that…
Read More

Is motivation “ruff” for you? Look to your dog!

Dog with CocaCola ball

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established guidelines in 2008 that state, at minimum, adults need 150 minutes of physical activity per week. However, 52 percent of American adults don’t get enough physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More than half of the…
Read More