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Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Cooperative Extension is made up of human scientists, including county educators and extension specialists, from the OSU College of Education and Human Sciences who focus on issues that affect our daily lives. These issues include health, hunger, environment, finances, family breakdown, jobs and employment, resilience, risky behaviors, safety and more. We work closely with OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development to support positive youth development in the state by bringing the best science to solving problems and enhancing lives.

Goal of Family & Consumer Sciences

Our goal is to help Oklahoma families, youth and individuals develop and grow in safe and healthy ways. We accomplish this through research-based education that meets community needs and ultimately improves lives, society and the economy.

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Family & Consumer Sciences offer an extensive menu of educational programs focused on statewide initiatives to help improve the lives of all Oklahomans. Learn more about the available programs below.

Family & Consumer Sciences News

Pharmacologic Treatments for Obesity

April 1, 2024

A healthy, well-balanced diet coupled with physical activity has long been touted as the treatment for losing weight. However, in recent years, new drugs have been making headlines as being the key to treating America’s obesity epidemic.

Eat healthy, cut food costs and reduce food waste

March 1, 2024

Oklahoma families are spending more of their budget on food than they ever have, but taking time to plan meals and shop smartly will help ensure everyone is eating healthy and reducing food waste

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

January 11, 2024

Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants, but it was a reality for nearly 2 million Americans in 2023, not including non-melanoma skin cancer. What’s more, more than 600,000 will die from the disease.

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