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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:

fcs.tennessee.edu/mffhw

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
wdanhof1@utk.edu
931-684-5971

Yesenia Lira Garcia
Program Assistant, Tennessee Nutrition and ConsumerEducation Program
2105 Midland Road
Shelbyville, TN 37160
yliragar@utk.edu
931-684-5971

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.