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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

Holiday Baking – Food Safety

Keep food safety in mind as you bake this holiday season.  Many people think about the raw eggs in cookies and cake batter. So, they know it is not a good idea to eat raw or undercooked dough. But many do not think about the concerns related to...
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Holiday Baking – substitutions

Note:  Brands are used for recognition only.  No product endorsement implied. When baking for this holiday season, there are many reasons you may want to substitute ingredients. Some family members may have allergies, some may have special...
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Holiday Baking – a family tradition

Holiday baking may be a tradition in your family. For years, our family would get together and bake. Those are special memories and I miss spending that time with family. This year we will not get together as a family to bake. Discuss Traditions...
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