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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


FCS Extension Impacts

FCS Extension Impacts

State of Ohio imageAccording to a recent Battelle report, "Family and Consumer Sciences Extension in the North Central Region reveals a highly dynamic, pragmatic, and contemporary applied academic discipline that is making a positive difference in the lives of millions of Americans, and, by extension, enriching the communities in which they live, and the nation as a whole. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension addresses some of the most pressing social challenges facing the nation, its communities, and its families through research-based educational programming."

One of the core elements of extension service envisioned in the original Smith-Lever Act was the development of practical applications of research knowledge and giving of instruction and practical demonstrations of existing or improved practices or technologies in … home economics … and subjects relating thereto. Extension was conceived not only as a technological and educational institution for agricultural practitioners, but also a provider of resources that would strengthen American family life and communities. Today, that original vision of extension as a supporter of families is very much alive.

Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences provides a wide range of programs aimed at supporting and improving life across the full-range of Ohio's rural and urban communities. Family and Consumer Sciences programs at OSU Extension help Ohioans address a range of issues, including building stronger families, improving nutrition and food safety, enhancing health and wellness, and managing family budgets and financial resources.

FCS Outcomes (download 2022 Acrobat icon FCS Outcomes)

2022 SNAP-Ed Outcomes

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