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Family and Consumer Sciences

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The Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program offers research-based information to assist Okaloosa County residents in the areas of Nutrition, Health and Food Safety, Personal Finance, Child Safety Seats and Youth Development. Our educational programming focuses on building stronger families and communities. Jill Breslawski, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent I, leads the FCS program Pamela H. Allen, Family and Consumers Sciences Agent IV, 4-H School Gardens and Nutrition for Families

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Learn about UF IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Science topics and local Okaloosa County program offerings

Nutrition and Wellness

UF/IFAS Extension Programs on food, nutrition, health and weight management encourage physical and mental well being for individuals and families in Okaloosa County. Programs include food safety, ServSafe certification, food preservation, food budgeting and meal preparation. Classes and workshops are offered throughout the county and available for other groups. To learn more about these topics please contact our office.

Personal Finance

UF/IFAS Extension FCS Programs help Florida families meet the practical challenges of daily life. Family economic stability and well-being are promoted through programs on money management and consumer education. The Okaloosa Saves program is part of the national initiative, America Saves. The VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) program is for qualifying local citizens to prepare and file tax returns.