Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences programs build on the cornerstone traditions of cultivating homemaking skills. The program, however, also helps families -- men, women and children -- develop the skills necessary to tackle today's life and lifestyle challenges. Five distinct services fall under Family and Consumer Sciences program: Housing and Home Environment, Family Economic Stability, Food, Nutrition & Health, Strengthening Families, and Leadership Development. These programs seek to help families function on their own strength and to assist individuals and families to feel confident in coping with the complexities of change.