FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES PROGRAMS
Families and their well-being is the focus of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)
programs. We offer instructions in healthy living practices, financial management,
family relationships, childcare and community involvement. Contact Judy Bloesch, FCS
agent at the Scott County office for more information about any of these programs.
Nutrition and Wellness
Nutrition and wellness programs offer education across the life span to help clients
manage food resources and take charge of their health and nutrition by learning more
about lifestyle modifications and prevention measures that can positively impact their
lives. SNAP-Ed programs provide nutrition education to food stamp recipients and
other eligible low-income individuals and families including: Head Start programs,
senior citizens centers, commodity distribution sites and public schools where 50%
of the students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Nutrition education
is delivered in a variety of ways including: school classroom programs, hands-on learning
experiences, food demonstrations and cooking schools, group discussions, educational
displays, handouts and newsletters.
Services offered: Smart Nutrition Active People Education –SNAP-Ed for Youth/Adult Audiences, Cook Smart Eat Smart/Cooking Schools, Chef Charles, Living Well with Diabetes, Food Safety, Home Food Preservation, OrganWise/Pick a Better Snack/MyPlate, Fight Bac/Germ City, Body Walk/Farm to You
Financial wellness includes setting goals, identifying values, prioritizing wants
and needs, maintaining a spending plan, managing resources, identity theft prevention,
and avoiding scams.
Services offered: Consumer Protection Education, Identity Theft Prevention, Small
Steps to Health & Wealth, Get Real, Here's the Deal, Budget Planning, Stretch Your
Family life is full of challenges, but when we make wise choices, it is also rewarding.
We offer a number of programs designed for every stage of family life and intended
to help you make choices that will make your family life more effective and satisfying.
Services offered: Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Best Care Connected, Personal
Journey, Managing Stress, Marriage Garden, Parenting Journey, See the World Through
My Eyes, Navigating Life's Journey, Getting Your Hearts Right
Health & Aging
Most of Scott County's 2400 adults over the age of 65 are active and independent and
wish to stay that way! We offer information and educational programs to help older
adults, their family members and caregivers face the challenges of aging in a positive
and productive way.
Services offered: BeMed Wise, Aging in Place, Fit in 10, AgriAbility, Endless Gardening, Tai
Chi, Walk Across AR
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