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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.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: FINANCIALHOUSING RESOURCES

CONTACT

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

WORK&LIFE STORIES

Balance Alone Time with Social Time During the Holidays

The holidays are traditionally seen as a time to get together with family and friends, attend gatherings, and be social. For some, though, the holidays are spent alone. Whether it’s by personal choice or not, some experience the holidays by...
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Food Gifts, A Gift for any Season

  Choosing the right gift for some people can be hard. For the older single relative or the college student who just needs money, a meaningful gift is hard to find. In my case, this one gift was greatly appreciated by both. Neither of them...
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UF/IFAS Extension Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s the holiday season, a time of year when most of us tend to overeat. A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member says we don’t have to deprive ourselves to enjoy the...
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