Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Our Family & Consumer Science programs provide education in the areas of health and nutrition, childhood obesity, family relations, and financial literacy. These programs impart knowledge and provide practical applications to build stronger families and communities as well as address issues related to families and communities such as obesity, financial readiness, infant mortality, and degradation.

Our Family & Consumer Science Staff is available to assist with further information regarding Extension programs and events.

Building Families and Communities

  • 30 Days of Meals: Creating a Monthly Food Family Food Budget Plan

    This program aims to help families understand the importance of money management with regards to affording healthier food options. It helps participants highlight negative spending habits that may impact overall household health and provides resources that aid in budget creation. Tips on meal planning, food preservation, grocery shopping, and smart dining out will also be shared.

  • Mastering “Adulting” After Moving Out

    This program teaches important tips and lessons that prepares young adults for independence as an adult. This four week series covers topics such as the apartment hunting process, home maintenance, what to do in emergency situations, financial literacy (loans, credit reports, choosing a bank, etc.), maintaining relationships, time/stress management and more.

  • Childhood Obesity, “Let’s Get Turned Up and Turn it Around”

    This program’s focus is on educating youth on childhood obesity: defining what child obesity is, how it occurs, and what kids can do to prevent it from happening. The program includes kid friendly cooking demonstrations and dancing for fitness fun.

  • Eat Smart, Live Strong – Nutrition Education for Older Adults

    Eat Smart, Live Strong is a four session program to promote specific eating and physical Activity behaviors shown tin improve health and well-being. The behaviors addressed in the sessions are: eat at least 3 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables daily and participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days: The sessions focused on goal setting each week and addressing real and potential barriers to achieve the new behaviors.
    Session titles:

    • Reach your Goals, Step by Step
    • Challenges and Solutions
    • Colorful and Classic Favorites
    • Eat Smart, Spend Less


For more information about these programs, including upcoming offerings, contact your local CSU Extension County Educator.