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Family and Consumer Sciences

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The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension program in Gadsden County is dedicated to providing science-based information and educational programming in order to improve the quality of life for individuals and families through education to improve nutrition, health, and safe food handling practices, and financial management.

Health/Nutrition and Food Safety

The Nutrition, chronic disease prevention and food safety FCS program in Gadsden County are aimed at educating the community on risk-reduction strategies to improve longevity and quality of life. General nutrition education, tobacco prevention and cessation and lifestyle change intervention programs address the needs of adults and youth in the community.

First-time Homebuyers Program

The Gadsden County Family and Consumer Sciences Program partners with the Gadsden County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) to provide first time homebuyer education for residents of Gadsden County. This 10 hour course is offered quarterly and is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, and the financial responsibilities of home ownership. Targeting low to moderate income families.

Financial Management

Managing your money can be a challenge. Learning how to manage your personal finances is key to a successful financial future for you and your family. The Gadsden County FCS Program teaches adults and youth the importance of setting SMART GOALS, basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial problems, debt management and the importance of savings.

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High Blood Pressure: Get the Facts

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 78 million people in...
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Credit Scores Decoded

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Most of us have probably heard of credit scores before, but how many of us actually know what a credit score is? And more importantly, how many of us actually know...
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Cracking the Laundry Care Code

I recently bought some new shirts and last night, before washing them for the first time, I took a peek at their care instructions. I always do this prior to laundering anything new so I do not do anything that can harm my new duds. Proper...
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