Health, Nutrition, Home, and Family
K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programs transforms lives through linking research and evidence based education with life experiences to help people improve their lives, their families, and their communities. Personal, family, and community well being is dependent upon many kinds of knowledge, and skills which are intertwined and inseparable. We provide a broad base of expertise to help solve complicated problems by teaching these essential living skills.
FCS Living Skills
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension promotes healthy relationships, the foundation of all human interaction. Effective communication, respect for differences, making sound decisions, and managing life challenges are all pivotal in establishing strong individuals, families, and partnerships.
Healthy Living Choices
Living healthfully is about feeling, and being well physically, emotionally, and socially. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension educates, and supports individuals, families, and communities to make healthy choices around active living, nutritious eating, preventing and managing chronic illness, balancing work and life, and being responsible for the environment.
Financial Well Being
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension helps individuals, and families become financially stable. Managing their financial resources to be able to secure adequate food, clothing, and shelter as well as make informed consumer choices with credit, savings, and spending helps increase financial security for the individual, their family, and their community.
Family and Consumer Science Extension helps transform lives and build healthy communities by developing leaders. Leadership skills expand the capacity of individuals to excel to be their best at home, at work, and in their community. Development of strong interpersonal communication skills, networking, responsible decision-making, and team building helps to empower individuals to thrive in an ever-changing society.
Family and Consumer Science Extension strengthens communities by reaching people of varying cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds with education to help improve and optimize the most basic aspects of life such as food, shelter, clothing, safety, health, relations, quality of life, financial security, citizenship, and engagement with community organizations and events.
The benefit of work by FCS Agents to individuals, families, and communities is:
- Improved or Enhanced Quality of Life
- Personal Growth
- Improved or Strengthened Families
- Healthy Communities
- Being Prepared for the Future
- Successful and Sustainable Society
- Help Individuals and Families to the Best They Can Be
- Help Individuals and Families to Reach or Realize their Potential
- Help People Create the Best Life for Themselves, Their Families, and Their Communiites
- Empowering Individuals, and Families Across the Life Span to Live and Work in a Diverse Society