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Learn more about how Extension helps Sarasota County residents live healthier, more fulfilling lives, through the following programs:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Empowers residents to improve their quality of life with training and tools for healthy living, food nutrition, money management, and home safety.

Family Nutrition Program

Equips limited-income individuals and families with the skills to make healthful food and activity choices that help reduce chronic disease risk.

Latest Nutrition and Healthy Living blog posts

Summer Style! ABCs of Edible Gardening For your Newcomer kit.

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Wild and Scenic: A Day in the Life of a Biologist on the Myakka River Part 1

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Wild And Scenic: A Day in the Life of a Biologist on the Myakka River Part 2

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