UGA Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

What is a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent?

A Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent is a person who can assist workers, consumers, and families in meeting their basic and most important needs with a wide body of research-based knowledge about topics that affect your life: your family, your food, and your house. FACS Agents have a long tradition of helping individuals and families over their life span and strengthening communities through educational programs.

How can we help you?

We want to help Georgians meet new challenges in a challenging environment. We focus on our clients’ physical, economic and social well-being through programs that help people cook and eat nutritiously, make healthy housing decisions and keep food safe.

FACS Extension Agents provide education in the community and the workplace on issues critical to all Georgians. Educational topics include:

•Financial Security and Economic Well-Being

•Foodborne Illness Prevention

•Housing and Environmental Health and Safety

•Child Care, Youth, and Family Development

•Chronic Disease Prevention and Management 

UGA Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension programs place non-biased, research-based information at your fingertips. County agents and specialists throughout the state provide cutting-edge knowledge on many topics, including housing, nutrition, quality child care, parenting, and food safety.

The information offered by FACS agents, as well as others in Cooperative Extension, is provided by researchers at The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and other universities across our nation. Business, consumer, and community representatives in each county identify critical issues that Extension should address, and guide the planning and delivery of these programs, some of which we can deliver in Spanish.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences 

 


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Why is the work of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Extension Agents so important?

A healthy and productive worker, family, or consumer depends on a variety of factors, from food, child care, and shelter to interpersonal relationships and budgeting. FACS Extension Agents and Specialists have the educational background, skills, and knowledge to assist workers in meeting their basic need.
 


Here are some of UGA Extension's most popular resources on family, food, health, home, and money.

 
Walk Georgia A web-based fitness program dedicated to helping you track your activity, eat healthier, and exercise more efficiently. Participate individually or with a group.
 
Start a New Food Business A collection of resources to help you get started with your small food business.
 
Food Talk Eat healthy and get moving on a budget. Find free online nutrition education courses, recipes, and other resources.
Marriage Matters Series Looking for ways to strengthen your relationship? Whether you have just started dating, have been married for a while, or have been married more than once, we can always use some guidance in developing and maintaining a healthy and satisfying relationship.
Childcare Provider Training Entity-approved training to help child care providers meet state licensing requirements. Check the calendar for training events near you.
Your Good Credit Series Establishing, maintaining, and protecting Your Good Credit can save you thousands of dollars over time. This series will teach you the basics of credit reports and scores.
 
So Easy to Preserve This book covers topics on preserving food, canning, pickled products, sweet spreads and syrups, freezing and drying. Available for purchase only.
 
Eat Healthy, Be Active A flexible 3-week schedule of hands-on activities meant to improve young children's health and well-being by teaching key nutrition and physical activity concepts.
 
Radon Education Radon is a colorless, tasteless odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It occurs naturally and is released into the soil, easily entering buildings through the foundation. The only way to know if you have radon is to test.
 
Building Baby's Brain Series What happens during a child's first few years makes a big difference in the child's later life. This series helps parents learn strategies to improve early brain development.