Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) brings the knowledge, understanding, and skills to help families successfully manage life changes.  Successfully coping with changes means making sound decisions about everyday family activities – preparing food for special diets, stretching the food dollar while preparing healthy foods, and health issues.  The FCS program in McLennan County strives to address nutrition and wellness issues through classroom presentations, lectures, brochures, handouts, website education, specially designed programs, hands-on activities, and one-on-one contact. A special nutrition program, Better Living for Texans (BLT), targets food stamp recipients, Head Start participants and parents, WIC clientele, Title 1 Schools, and summer food service sites.  This program concentrates on general nutrition, stretching food dollars, and increasing overall health through proper dietary and physical activity components.  Nutrition series or one-time programs are available through this program.  If you would like more information on FCS and BLT programming, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County at

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