Family and Consumer Sciences Impact

Building Strong Families

Family and Consumer Science makes a difference across Illinois

Family and Consumer Science team members represent the diverse field of family and consumer sciences that includes areas across human health and wellness. Extension programming in FCS focuses on human development, aging, personal and family finance, food science, nutrition, and community health. 

We aim to present information when you need it and at locations that are convenient to you. 


Improving Health and Wellness

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Resource Development for Community Organizations

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Contributing to Economic Growth in 2022

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Our online information is here to answer your immediate questions

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At Illinois Extension, we take the guesswork out of nutrition. Our educators provide unbiased, research-based information and make it easy to understand. We have nothing to sell, so all you get are the facts. 

Visit the Food website

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In today's hectic lives, families find themselves parenting children, helping teens cope with changing emotions, caring for extended family or community members, and working to strengthen personal relationships. Illinois Extension experts help you to handle life's ups and downs. 

Visit the Family website

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Back-to-school costs add up quickly for both young children's and young adults' education. Costs go beyond tuition to books and supplies, clothes, extra-curricular activities, and more. Illinois Extension's educators have resources to help you manage these expenses.

Visit the Personal Finance website

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We often rush through our day taking care of everyone who needs us. Living well means taking time for ourselves so we can be healthy for others who need us. Let Extension sort through all the information and offer you practical, trustworthy ways to improve all aspects of your wellness. 

Visit the Health website

At University of Illinois Extension, Family and Consumer Science experts are here to serve you and our communities across Illinois