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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Better Lives, Stronger Communities

OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) give people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

Our family and consumer sciences professionals turn evidence-based, impartial, current research into useful information that can improve the quality of people’s lives. We work to make information accessible to all Ohioans.

You can count on FCS to provide reliable, evidence-based information to encourage – and empower – people to adopt practices and behaviors to improve their finances, build more positive relationships with friends and family, and embrace healthier, nutritious lifestyles.

Do you want to improve the lives of each of your family members?  Extension Family and Consumer Sciences can help you reach your destination!

The Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programs and publications reach thousands of individuals across the state, addressing critical issues concerning individuals, families, and communities.

If you have questions or comments about our local programs or website, you may contact me, Shari Gallup, by calling our office, 740-618-6330, or send me an email at







You can also learn more about all OSU Extension family and consumer sciences programs at

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.