Nutrition and Healthy Living

Family & Consumer Sciences

The mission of Family & Consumer Sciences agents is to promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability for families by providing education for living well in Florida, now and for the future.
The Family and Consumer Sciences educational programs link research, knowledge, and technology to the needs of individuals, families, and communities in the county. Dedicated to strengthening families through education, the belief is that the family:

  • Is the most effective and efficient unit for building a competent society
  • Has a right to meet basic needs and to make choices about its future
  • Is interdependent within communities and their environments

Traditionally known as Home Economics, the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) program provides citizens with education on the following topics:

  • Family and Nutrition Program
  • Nutrition and food safety
  • Economic security
  • Strengthening family relationships
  • Disaster Preparedness

View the Family & Consumer Sciences page at the University of Florida IFAS Website.

For more information, please contact:

Nelly Nelson
Family & Consumer Sciences
(941) 722-4524 ext. 1854
nelly.nelson@ufl.edu

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