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Health and Living Resources in Arkansas

Arkansas Extension Health and Living programs empower individuals and families to thrive. Extension affords Arkansans immediate and timely access to cutting-edge, reliable, unbiased information to develop critical life skills in health, nutrition, family life, and personal finance.

What is Family Consumer Science (FCS)? Family and Consumer Sciences, known as FCS, was founded as Home Economics. Today we study and apply the sciences that affect the ways humans relate with their environment, whether it's their home, food, or finances.


Our FCS specialists offer resources to:  

Improve your health.

Improve your relationships.

Improve your finances.

Health and Living Programs



Training and Education

Best Care
Receive up to 10 hours of verified face-to-face child care training annually.

Best Care Connected
Receive up to 5 hours of verified online child care training annually.

Guiding Children Successfully
Receive up to 35 hours of verified self-guided training.



Earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. 

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Smart choices for life.