Family & Consumer Science

Family & Community Education Club

Houston County currently has 3 clubs:

  • Erin
  • Irish Friends
  • Tennessee Ridge

If you are interested in being apart of an FCE club, please give our office a call for more information. 

TNCEP (Tennessee Nutrition & Consumer Education Program)

 The mission of the TNCEP program is to:

  • Emplower Food Stamp families to move toward self-sufficiency by effectively using Food Stamps and related resources.
  • Reduce the risk of inadequate nutrition through a comprehensive nutrition and consumer education program.
  • The program will focus on five nutrition-related core programs:
    1. Dietary Quality
    2. Food Security
    3. Food Safety
    4. Food Resource Management/Shopping Behavior
    5. System and Environmental Changes

Radon Testing

Radon is an indoor environmental health hazard. It is an odorless, tasteless, invisible cancer causing gas. Indoor levels greater than 4 picocuries per liter of air are especially dangerous. Further, smokers are 15 times more likely to get lung cancer that those who do not smoke that are exposed to radon. Houston & Stewart counties are moderate level counties, meaning there is considerable prevalence of the gas , which comes from limestone rock formations. For more information, or to find out how to test your home, business, school, church, or workplace, call 289-3242 or 232-5682, U. T. Extension Office.

Winter is the best time to test and ventilating and sealing of the affected building is rather inexpensive.

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Contact Information

Annette Cole

FCS Agent

Phone: 931-289-3242