To strengthen individuals, families, and communities through education.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department is an integral part of The
University of Tennessee Extension. The department is a vital link
connecting the resources of the university to citizens in all 95
counties across the state. Family and Consumer Sciences faculty work
with Extension agents to address important issues facing Tennesseans as
they cope with social, economic and technological changes. Many of these
changes threaten the health, safety and well-being of individuals,
families and communities. Today as never before the subject matter of
Family and Consumer Sciences such as nutrition, parenting, child care,
family financial management, indoor air quality, sustainable housing,
children's environmental health, etc. have moved to the forefront of
community and legislative agendas. The general public, as well as, key
leaders have recognized what we inside the field have long known;
addressing these issues to develop strong families ultimately leads to
strong communities. The long term impact is an economic one.