Family and Consumer Science





Family and Consumer Sciences 

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Our Mission

To link education with life experience to help people improve their lives, their families, and communities.

Sumter County Family and Consumer Science agent brings you workshops, educational series, newsletters, media articles, volunteer training programs, exhibits, demonstrations, publications and office consultations.  Volunteer support for these programs is provided by Master Food and Nutrition Educators.

Family and Consumer Sciences programs are delivered to anyone needing non-formal educational information.  Programs are scheduled at the request of groups and can be designed to target specific information for the audience. 

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Health and Nutrition

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Food Safety

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Financial Management

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                 Florida Master Money Mentors

Your Money Your Future: 4 Part Series

                           Florida Master Money Mentors


Storms and Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Handbook


Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults

FCS Calendar of Events

Florida Farmer's Market Nutrition Program 2015 Training

Upcoming Educational Classes

USDA Tip Sheet Series

Choose My Plate

Add More Vegetables

Focus On Fruits

Make Half Your Grains Whole

Got Your Dairy Today?

Protein Foods

Build A Healthy Meal

Eating Healthy for Vegetarians

Smart Shopping

Liven Up Your Meals

Kid Friendly Veggies and Fruits

Be A Healthy Role Model

Cut Back on Sweet Treats

Salt and Sodium

Food Safety During Emergency

What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods

Food Safety in an Emergency website

Frozen Food and Power Outages:  When to Save and When to Throw Out

Refrigerated Food and Power Outages:  When to Save and When to Throw Out

FCS Websites

UF/IFAS Family Youth and Community Sciences

The Family and Consumer Science Home page
National Food Safety Database Logo Food Safety & Quality Program
ServSafe® Food Manager Certification Training
Family Album Radio
Choose My Plate


FCS Hot Topics

Seasonal Links

Refrigerator thawing is much safer. ... a safely cooked turkey at a safe internal

temperature ... pies over the weekend to serve tomorrow on Thanksgiving. ..

YouTube Videos:

Cooking A Turkey

Stuffing A Turkey

Thawing A Turkey

 Fight BAC To Food Safety










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