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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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CONTACT

Nelly Nelson 
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
(941)722-4524 ext. 1854

WORK&LIFE STORIES

It’s Prime Time for Watermelon!

Calling all watermelon connoisseurs! This is your happy time to enjoy some of the best watermelon around.  Florida grown watermelon is at its peak from April through July.  How lucky we are to be one of the top five watermelon producers in...
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Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines. Fresh in the minds of many this year, though, is Hurricane Michael, which...
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Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now orange peels may improve your heart health. Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,...
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