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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

September is National Food Safety Education Month

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Pan-European Commission on One Health

This month the Pan-European Commission on Health and Development sponsored by the World Health organization – Europe has released the results of a year-long research project on how to rethink health and sustainable development after the...
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How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success.  Here's how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful...
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Nutrition and Healthy Living Resources