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Family & Consumer Sciences

Our Family & Consumer Sciences staff provide workshops and resources in the areas of nutrition. You can also find additional resources for parenting and family skills and consumer issues in the sidebar pages.  Visit Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties to access to a variety of Extension resources on these topics.

Check our Your Home & Money page for information and resources on topics related to the physical aspects of housing, including indoor air quality, water purity, safety in the home, and home maintenance and repairs, home financial management. 

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Children's Birthday Parties

Kids' birthday parties can be times of great fun or great frustration. They are most successful when the children's needs and interests, not the adults', are addressed.

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Free Parent and Child Cooking Classes

Parent/Child Cooking

Interested in FREE Parent and Child cooking classes? Would you like to learn how to feed your family healthier meals and do it under budget? Prepare recipes you and your children will love? Plan nutritious meals that save time and money?

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Increased Food Markets


What is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program? Families with children and day care providers who are income eligible may participate in free home-based nutrition education.

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with butternut or acorn squash

Healthy Recipes

There's a surprise -- squash! -- in this delicious and creamy macaroni & cheese recipe from Cooking Matters. Visit our "Recipes" page for this recipe and more!

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Food Assistance

We can help you find local food pantries and benefits programs that can help your family in times of economic need. Visit our list of resources.

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Food & Water in Emergencies

Keep yourself and others safe during an emergency by taking the proper precautions before consuming food or water. Learn more on our site.

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Michelle Leveski
Nutrition Educator II
518-234-4303 x115

Last updated March 6, 2019