Families & Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences provides educational programs in the areas of: nutrition and food safety, financial and resource management, & health and wellness.

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Combining Financial Action & Education to Help You Reach Your Goals

Money Smart Week ~ April 5-12 During America Saves Week, over 1,300 organizations around the country encouraged individuals to take control of their financial futures by taking financial action.  America Saves Week may be over but your journey to becoming a successful saver is just beginning.  America Saves and Money Smart Week are teaming up …

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~Family Nutrition in Action March/April~

IN THIS ISSUE: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right Add Flavor: Small Changes for a Big Difference The Corner Store: Oats Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes For the full edition click: Family Nutrition in Action March_April Newsletter      

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~Family Nutrition in Action Jan/Feb 2014~

IN THIS ISSUE: Make 2014 a Healthy Year with MyPlate New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family The Corner Store: Brown Rice Recipe: Ham and Brown Rice Bowl To read the full newsletter click: Family Nutrition in Action Jan_Feb 2014 Newsletter  

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Track Your Habits

Track Your Habits ~ America Saves Financial Challenge Are you gearing up for the 2014 America Saves Financial Challenge that starts February 23? Want an easy way to keep track of your daily financial actions? For easy tracking click: America Saves Challenge Tracking Form 2014 Be sure to log your financial actions online weekly. More …

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Motivation for Resolutions~Take the Challenge

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Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Provides Motivation for Resolutions January 25 - February 21, 2014 Got New Year’s Resolutions to improve your health and/or personal finances?  For example, losing weight, increased physical activity, reducing debt, or saving money? Cooperative Extension’s Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program has two free resources to motivate Americans to …

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The Core of a Healthier You!

Good health begins at the core. No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward and downward to adjoining links of the chain (your body). Thus, weak or inflexible core muscles can impair how well your arms and legs function. A strong core enhances balance and stability. Thus, it can help prevent falls and injuries during sports …

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Make $ in 2014


Want to make $1,378 in 2014? Pay yourself first! Whether you are starting an emergency fund or just want to set aside some money for vacations be sure you make paying yourself a priority. Click the 52 Week Money Challenge for more informaion. For additional information on creating a financial action plan visit: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy373 Start TODAY!  

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~Family Nutrition in Action December 2013~

IN THIS ISSUE: • Eat and Be Merry with Fruits and Veggies • Rethink Your Drink • Veggie Corner: Tomatoes • Recipe: Mexican Salad Bowl To view the full newsletter click: December 2013_Family Nutrition in Action

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Food Donations That Make a Great Plate

Food donations and charitable giving go hand in hand with the spirit of the holidays. You can make a big difference in someone’s life with generous donations both large and small ~ either way take the extra steps to help create balanced meals with what you give. Take a few minutes to read this publication …

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~Spend Less & Save More this Holiday Season~

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Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011 where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  …

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