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Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program offers the families of Bedford County information and educational programs about food and nutrition, health, family finances and human development.

More Information & to Register Online:


Seasonal Eating
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The Seasonal Eating Program encourages residents to eat what is growing here and now. Check out this page for Seasonal Eating recipes, information, videos and more.
Tennessee Nutrition & Consumer Education
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The goal of TNCEP is to teach families how to choose and prepare nutritionally adequate diets and help them feel empowered to move toward self-sufficiency.
Food Preservation
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Canning, freezing and drying helps you make the most of your harvest of fruits, vegetables and meats. Check out this page for proper methods and safety tested recipes.
Family & Community Education
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Family & Community Education clubs promote a better way of life for all through fellowship, continuing education and service to the community.
Extension Explores: Food Preservation
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Extension Explores: Food Preservation is an on-line resource of monthly zoom lessons, publications and videos about preserving seasonal produce.
Skill Up Tennessee
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The Skill Up TN program helps qualifying residents to reach their employment potential and become self-sufficient.

Contact Information

Whitney Danhof
Family and Consumer Sciences
2105 Midland Road
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Yesenia Lira Garcia
Program Assistant, Tennessee Nutrition and ConsumerEducation Program
2105 Midland Road
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Emergency Broadband Assistance:

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program is available to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EBB program will provide a temporary discount on bills of up to $50 per month towards broadband service and associated equipment rentals for eligible households. Click here for more details, qualifications and how to apply while the funds last.

Programs for 2022:

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Click here for Tai Chi for Arthritis Flyer.

May Marathon Month

Click here for flyer.

Click here to register on-line.

Dining with Diabetes

Click here for brochure.