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.

Dining with Diabetes

Canning College

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

Programs for 2022:

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Click here for Tai Chi for Arthritis Flyer.

Mediterranean Eating Pattern

May Marathon Month

Click here for flyer.

Click here to register on-line.