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Family and Consumer Sciences

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Dedicated to strengthening families through education, the Sumter County/UF Extension Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs provide solutions for your life. Whether you need help solving problems related to nutrition, food safety, food preservation and storage, wellness, financial management, consumer education, hurricane preparedness, maintaining a healthy home, or parenting – Extension Family & Consumer Sciences can help.

Health and Wellness

Physical Inactivity can lead to many health problems such as obesity which is known to cause many chronic diseases. Extension educational programs are designed to motivate and support healthy lifestyles among residents, on the importance of increasing physical activity to lower short and long term health risks and to improve our personal health and well being by eating right and keeping food safe.

Family Resource Managment

Taking care of a family can have it's challenges. We have a wide range of resources providing knowledge on Money Management, Parenting, Anger Management skills and Transitioning through Life. Check out what we have to offer.

Nutrition and Food Systems

Food safety and nutrition concepts are delivered through extension educational program to include the use of household appliances Food Safety training for people employed in the food service business is offered through ServSafe™ programs. Food Preservation has become a central focus in the past several years as people are preserving food security and wellness.