The goal of the Family & Consumer Sciences Program is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. We address the challenges of critical issues affecting people's daily lives in a changing environment. Programs focus on economic, social, and physical well-being of our clients. We strengthen personal and family relationships, encourage healthful choices, and identify resources to extend income.


Click here for the 2017 Edible Food Waste Challenge!


Plate it Up Kentucky Proud

Plate it Up Kentucky Proud is a partnership project between the University
of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences. This project provides healthy, great tasting recipes using Kentucky Proud products for the people of the Commonwealth.

Visit the Kentucky Proud website here for more Kentucky Proud information and recipes.

To access any of the Plate it Up Kentucky Proud Recipes, click here. Click here for the list of Kentucky Proud Produce availibility.


The Family Financial Matters monthly newsletter has practical information for today’s consumer. Click here for the latest issue.


Healthy Choices, Healthy Families provides useful food and nutrition information along with family-friendly recipes for those on a budget.

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Click here for the latest issue en Espanol (Spanish)


Living Well

Our monthly newsletter is aimed at helping families lead healthy lives. Monthly topics include: Spending Wisely, Eating Smart, Raising Kids, and Living Well.

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