Family and Consumer Sciences
Leon County Family and Consumer Sciences department provides real answers for real life.
When you're tired at the end of the day and fresh out of dinner ideas, wouldn't it be nice to have a month's worth of meals waiting for you in the freezer? More...(pdf 114kb)
Whole Grain Muffin Recipes For You to Enjoy
Home food preservation is making a comeback! If you are not confident about what to do with your garden's bounty it may be time to think about participating in the course So Easy to Preserve! More...(pdf 116kb)
Botulism can be controlled in home-canned foods if home canners are made aware of the dangers and how to prevent it. More.....
During the 2011 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7209 allowing individuals to manufacture, sell and store certain types of "cottage food" products in an unlicensed home kitchen. More.....
Free Testing of Presto Pressure Dial Gauge Canners
You can now bring your Presto Pressure Dial Gauge Canners to the Extension Office to have them tested. We recommend that they be tested each year prior to canning season. Please contact Heidi Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to have your canner tested.
You decide you want to sell your extra eggs, jams, jellies, relish, and salsa you have made from the abundance of your garden. You should be aware of the state regulations regarding food preparation for human consumption are outlined in Florida Statutes, Chapter 500 (http://www.freshfromflorida.com/fs/permitrq.html), more commonly referred to as the Florida Food Safety Act. More.....
With school being out for the summer and people traveling and staying in motels--everyone should be on the look out for bed bugs. With bed bugs showing up more in homes lately, here are some much needed tips for parents. More.....(pdf 197kb)
Signs of head lice are: frequent head scratching, complaints of an itchy scalp/head, redness behind ears or on back of the neck. More.....(pdf 436kb)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that has been present in many hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s. More.....(pdf 52kb)
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. More...
Seniors have a lifetime of experience shopping, preparing and eating food. More...(pdf 851kb)
Follow these guidelines for successful money management during tough financial times. More...
It is important to be active and organized when seeking employment -- especially in times when unemployment is high, consumer confidence is low, and many companies and even state government agencies are on a hiring freeze. More...
Resources are available to make finding a job easier and less stressful. More...
Eating dinner together as a family has become a thing of the past. Find out what you're missing! More...
With these quick-fix meals, you can be eating healthy in a snap at any time of the day! More...
Saving money is on everyone's mind; so you never know when you might pick up a new tip. More...(pdf 70kb)
It's possible to save money shopping for groceries without cooking everything from scratch, packing your purse with coupons, or purchasing foods in season. More...
Often for lack of an ingredient, a recipe is ruined or an extra trip to the store is required. More...(pdf 167kb)
Home energy consumption and the resulting costs can be lowered by a few simple steps. More...
- Health and Nutrition
- Expanded Foods & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
- Money Matters
- Families and Children
- Food Preservation
- House and Home
News Articles & Newsletters
- Master Money Mentor Program Training: More information coming soon.
- Hurricane Survival Guide for the Capital Area
- Family Album Radio Podcasts
- University of Florida IFAS Extension
- Florida Family, Youth and Community Sciences
- Extension Publications