University of Maryland Extension

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs "strengthens families, farms, communities and the economy by focusing on the human dimensions of food and agriculture. Family and Consumer Sciences includes all topics of considerable importance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in today’s society.

The University of Maryland Extension FCS team has quickly pivoted programming to online formats to help families across the state secure their finances, maintain good health and well-being, and manage levels of stress during these uncertain times. We’re pleased to share some of the great programming we are offering virtually across Maryland in the areas of nutrition and health, preventing and managing chronic diseases, food safety, food preservation, insuring your health, fostering healthy and safe environments, growing healthy kids, and youth and adult financial education. The goal of FCS is that Maryland residents will have access to the resources and be empowered to make informed health decisions leading to healthy living and better health outcomes.

FCS programs offered in Cecil County include a variety of topics

  • Dining with Diabetes Click here for more information about this national program for people with or at risk of getting diabetes.
  • Food Preservation Click here to learn about workshops on how to preserve foods safely, using science-based practices and tested recipes
  • Fresh Conversations Click here for more information about getting in on the ‘conversations’ about relevant topics important to adults over 50 years of age
  • Nutrition Click here to learn more about programs about the DASH and Mediterranean Diets, the Eat Smart, Live Strong program, Healthy Snacking, Eating for Good Health and Knowing the Facts: Using the New Food Label to make healthy food choices.  
  • Health and Wellness Click here (hyperlink to that tab) to learn about programs that can keep your home environment healthy such as Green Cleaning, Hazardous Household Substances and Alternatives, Poison-Look-Alikes and Tossed Treasures. Learn how to Manage Stress and Balancing Life, achieve good Brain Health, Talk to Your Doctor to take an active role in your healthcare, and practice Mindfulness for a higher level of well-being.  

Check the calendar for upcoming FCS programs being offered. Don’t see a program you’re interested in or want to schedule a program for your group or in your community? 

Click here to download a brochure of all FCS programs offered. 


Beverly A. Jackey MS, RDN

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Maryland Extension
Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne's County Offices
200 Chesapeake Blvd.
Elkton, Maryland 21921
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