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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

Free Cooking Class With Katie

Katie Trimm, Extension Program Assistant for the UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program is hosting a free cooking class starting on Thursday evening, Sept. 13, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn how to make tasty, low-cost and healthy dishes from the...
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EVENT: Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Cooking with herbs and spices not only adds flavor to your recipes, but also can help you reduce the amount of salt, fat and even sugar added to your recipe. Our free class on Sept. 12 discusses ways to use herbs and spices, how to properly store...
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Disaster Planning Websites

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can happen along any U.S. Coast and can affect areas more than 100 mile inland. September is the most active month. It is best to be...
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