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Family and Consumer Sciences
The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program promotes community well-being by offering programs that focus on building stronger communities through resilient families and individuals. A variety of educational programs are offered in financial management to help families reduce debt to improve economic stability. Programs are also available to address wellness life skills related to health, diet, nutrition and exercise. The Family and Consumer Sciences Agent is able to accomplish the above by offering the following:
Personal Financial Education and Coaching:
In this program (Bank-On Hampton Roads) individuals learn and practice certain money skills such as planning, budgeting, using credit and debt wisely, as well as saving and investing. In other words, participants will learn how to make their money work for them.
Master Financial Volunteer Education Program
Participants will receive 20 hours of classroom instruction and, in return, individuals would commit to contributing 40 hours of service each year. That service would include teaching or coaching individuals or families towards building their financial security goals. You will be able to coach or teach participants of the Bank-On Hampton Roads program.
Food, nutrition and wellness classes
Healthy families make healthy communities. We have programs that will help individuals to develop wellness life skills related to health, diet, nutrition and exercise. Making informed choices are more than counting calories, so each program will help individuals gain knowledge of food nutrition, food systems, food safety and food storage and enable them to find a balance between food and physical activity. Ultimately enabling participants to make the best use of their resources and live full and productive lives
Master Food Volunteer Program
Participants will receive 30 hours of Master Food Volunteer training, in return individuals would commit to contributing 30 hours of service each year. The individual will identify opportunities that suit their skills and interests, within one year of training. Opportunities include working with Healthy Chesapeake Inc. audiences to improve food resource management while improving food nutrition, food access and food security.
Therefore, for your questions relating to nutrition and financial management contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent (Elizabeth Gorimani-Mundoma), as indicated below.