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Family and Consumer Sciences

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The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension program in Gadsden County is dedicated to providing science-based information and educational programming in order to improve the quality of life for individuals and families through education to improve nutrition, health, and safe food handling practices, and financial management.

Health/Nutrition and Food Safety

The Nutrition, chronic disease prevention and food safety FCS program in Gadsden County are aimed at educating the community on risk-reduction strategies to improve longevity and quality of life. General nutrition education, tobacco prevention and cessation and lifestyle change intervention programs address the needs of adults and youth in the community.

First-time Homebuyers Program

The Gadsden County Family and Consumer Sciences Program partners with the Gadsden County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) to provide first time homebuyer education for residents of Gadsden County. This 10 hour course is offered quarterly and is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, and the financial responsibilities of home ownership. Targeting low to moderate income families.

Financial Management

Managing your money can be a challenge. Learning how to manage your personal finances is key to a successful financial future for you and your family. The Gadsden County FCS Program teaches adults and youth the importance of setting SMART GOALS, basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial problems, debt management and the importance of savings.

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Shopping Safely Online

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in June, I wrote about a variety of tips that can help consumers stay safe online. This month, I want to revisit that topic again, with a closer look more...
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Tri-Eagle Sales Partners with UF/IFAS Extension in Gadsden County for Wellness Initiative

Tri-Eagle Sales Partners with UF/IFAS Extension in Gadsden County for Wellness Initiative Gardening and Stress Management for Local Businesses   Midway, FL – Tri-Eagle Sales and the UF/IFAS...
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Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons...
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