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Family and Consumer

UF/IFAS Jackson County Family & Consumer Sciences strives to provide educational programming in the areas of health and wellness, food and nutrition and family resource management. All programs are research based and intend to promote the building of knowledge, skills, and ultimately adoption of behavior/practices that enrich the lives of program participants.


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850-482-9620

Marie Arick - Jackson FCS Agent

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The Perils of Skipping Breakfast

Importance of Breakfast   Why is skipping breakfast so bad? For many, the morning rush promotes the ‘grab and go’ method of breakfast, which tends to lean toward less nutritious choices. Even worse are those that completely skip breakfast. Numerous research studies have repeatedly proven the benefits of eating a nutritious breakfast. A nutritious breakfast provides essential energy for morning activities such as

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Equifax Breach: How to Protect Yourself

  Photo credit: Judy Corbus The recent security breach at Equifax from mid-May through July 2017 exposed the personal information of 143 million people; this included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers.  You may be wondering, “Am I affected?” and, if so, “What should I do now?” First, find out

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How does your garden grow?

    #GRO1000 and #SMGFoundationGives Jackson County 4-H is working with students at Marianna Middle School and Jackson Alternative School to develop their School Community Gardens with Support from a GRO1000 Grassroots Grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Grant program, which helps communities nationwide through garden, greenspace

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