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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

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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.

Manatee County's Family and Consumer Sciences Program links research, knowledge, and technology to the needs of individuals, families, and communities. 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.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND RELEVANT LINKS:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: FINANCIALHOUSING RESOURCES

CONTACT

Nelly Nelson 
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
(941)722-4524 ext. 1854

WORK&LIFE STORIES

HOW TO DRIVE IN THE RAIN

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) driving on a rainy day is more dangerous than driving in snow and sleet. After averaging 10 years of statistics, NHTSA researchers found that 46 percent of...
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Sun Exposure

Many of us think of Memorial Day weekend as the time of year that officially kicks off summer.  And with Pasco County’s last day of school for students being on Friday, the 25th, it really is summer for our students and teachers! ...
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Dairy Does A Body Good

There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support bone health can go a long way toward decreasing the risk of...
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