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Family & Consumer Sciences


Our mission is to link education with life experience to help people improve their lives, their families, and communities. UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Family & Consumer Sciences brings you workshops, educational series, newsletters, media articles, volunteer training programs, exhibits, demonstrations, publications and office consultations. Volunteer support for these programs is provided by Master Food & Nutrition Educators. Family & Consumer Sciences programs are scheduled at the request of groups and can be designed to target specific information for the audience.

Health/Nutrition & Food Systems

Programs providing KEYS to a healthy life style! Healthy foods, food safety and proper nutrition, mental health, getting the right care, exercise and preventing and managing disease are just a few of the health-related topics addressed here. The importance of shopping local and supporting local agriculture/farmers/farmers markets and preparing Florida agricultural products.

Food Safety

Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness. CLEAN----SEPARATE---COOK---CHILL

Financial Management

Managing your money can be a challenge, especially when money is tight. Programs that provide KEYS to setting SMART GOALS, basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial problems, credit and debt management, savings and consumer fraud.