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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

10,000 Pounds of Peanut Butter

What would you do with 10,000 pounds of Peanut Butter? How about change the lives of hungry families. What’s It All About? The annual Peanut Butter Challenge has begun for 2018. Unopened jars of peanut butter are...
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How to Choose a Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment

  Choosing a Medicare plan is an important, but difficult decision. What you choose will influence how your health care needs are met and your out of pocket costs. During the annual Open Enrollment Period from October 15 through December 7,...
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Power Outage PSA

After a hurricane, is the food in your home safe to eat? If you lost power, be careful: the food in your fridge or pantry could make you and your family sick. If refrigerated or frozen foods stay at higher temperatures for even a few hours,...
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