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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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Breathe Into the New Year

Guess what, guys? We made it! We have finally put 2020 behind us and are now looking forward to 2021. I, for one, am hopeful. I am expecting great things from this year. Admittedly, I have not always had an optimistic outlook. I used to like to...
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Save Time and Money This Thanksgiving

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It has often felt like time has dragged on in 2020, but despite all the challenges, time has continued to march on, and that means the holiday season is right...
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Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Over the last couple of years, plant-based meat alternatives have become increasingly popular. They have even become...
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