Day-to-day life can bring complicated challenges involving work, health and nutrition, food safety, energy efficiency, family finances and more. Whether you are hoping to improve your money management skills, optimize time spent with loved ones, or lose weight sensibly, UF/IFAS Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences program provides expert science-based guidance with publications, videos, and in-person and on-line learning experiences. Classes are held at the UF/IFAS Suwannee Co. Extension office in Live Oak or at various locations throughout the community. Many resources are online to help you take the first steps.
Money is a complex business. From building credit and buying a home to creating a spending plan and saving for retirement, there is an abundance of topics you should become familiar with when working toward fiscal well being. Navigate the excitement of homeownership to create the best home for you and your family. Learn how to minimize household expenses and plan for emergencies and end of life planning.
Physical activity, a balanced diet and proper health care are fundamental to your well-being. Learn strategies for handling stress, loss and other threats to your peace of mind. Find resources on disease prevention, exercise, and how to make/eat meals that are good for you as well as delicious! We have information on diets, recipes and how to buy and prepare food on a budget.
Food safety is important in the home as well as in restaurants. This section provides more information on food allergies, food storage, how to reduce foodborne illnesses, cleaning and sanitizing, canning and more! Register for the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Manager Certification class here.