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​​​​​For Family and Consumer Science Questions
Contact Cheryl Bush:
​​​​​​410-758-0166 or ​302-420-5026









Welcome to Family and Consumer Sciences for Queen Anne's County!

The mission of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) is to take scientific knowledge out to all Maryland citizens of all ages and help to improve the economic stability, quality of life and community, and resiliency of the environment thrives in Queen Anne's County.

Healthy Living is achieved through adopting best practices in food, nutrition, financial, and mental wellness and FCS educators help Marylanders transition their behaviors to reach a goal of overall improved health.

How can the youngest members of your household participate in setting the table, serving, cleaning up, and basic cooking?

Would you like to try a new recipe using up some canned pumpkin or applesauce from your pantry?

What do expiration dates mean on food packaging?

Where can I find resources for emerging mental and emotional health challenges my family is experiencing?

These questions and many more are answered through Extension's Ask An Expert or a telephone call or email to educators able to serve you.

In a targeted effort to create and foster a culture of innovation that anticipates and responds to the emerging needs of Queen Anne's County residents, please explore the links and special programs featured below:

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Programs Include:

General Food and Nutrition Information

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Eat Smart

Eat Smart shares healthy recipes and weekly blog posts with nutrition and physical activity ideas to help your family make healthy choices. Eat Smart is part of the Maryland SNAP-Ed program.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a nutrition education program that can be found in communities across the state.  The program targets individuals and families eligible for SNAP (EBT) and offers resources to help people lead healthy lives through increased food access, improved nutrition quality, and physical activity.  SNAP-Ed partners with community organizations in every county and Baltimore city to bring education programs and change the policies, systems, and environments of the community in an effort to improve the lives of Marylanders.   

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Food Preservation (Grow it, Eat it, Preserve it)

Since the nineteenth century, canning has been one of the most common types of preservation techniques used in households. With advancing scientific discoveries, we now have come to the stage where we know how the canning can preserve food. By using established safe practices, various foodborne illnesses like, Botulism can be prevented.

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Fresh Conversations

The Fresh Conversations offers friendly conversation to help you maintain your health and independence. Adults over 50 years of age, can join us online to learn from each other, discuss current nutrition and health topics, and discover new ways to be active.

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Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a national program designed for adults with type 2 diabetes, is at-risk for type 2 diabetes, has pre-diabetes, is a family member, caregiver or provides support for people with type 2 diabetes, wants to learn more about managing and preventing type 2 diabetes.

The program teaches skills needed to identify and understand important information about managing this disease.

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