Better Lives. Stronger Communities.

OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

Our family and consumer sciences professionals turn evidence-based, impartial, current research into useful information that can improve the quality of people’s lives. We work to make information accessible to all Ohioans.

We teach people how to use evidence-based education in their daily lives and make continuous informed life choices:

  • Healthy finances
  • Healthy people
  • Healthy relationships

Contact our FCS Educator, Emily Marrison, with any questions. You can learn more about all OSU Extension family and consumer sciences programs at http://fcs.osu.edu.


Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.