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FCS Eastern Shore Newsletter

Welcome to the first newsletter to connect Eastern Shore residents to Extension services available through the local County Extension offices from Family and Consumer Sciences educators on the Eastern Shore.

What are Family and Consumer Sciences Educators? Family and Consumer Sciences Educators are specialists from a diverse background of educational fields. The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) defines Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) as the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their wellbeing, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues. The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. We provide education in: Financial Management, Food preparation, food safety and nutrition, Healthy Lifestyles, Home & work environment and safety, Relationship and parenting skills and much more!

What are a few examples of programs or partnerships with FCS educators? Financial Check-up Food Safety Financial Nuggets Food Preservation Workplace Financial Education Healthy & Safe Homes Eat Smart Health Insurance Literacy Reading Makes Cents Community Nutrition Education.

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