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.

You can count on FCS to provide reliable, evidence-based information to encourage – and empower – people to adopt practices and behaviors to improve their finances, build more positive relationships with friends and family, and embrace healthier, nutritious lifestyles.

If you have questions, contact Melissa J. Rupp, Extension Educator, OSU Extension, Fulton County at (419)337-9210 or email her at rupp.26@osu.eduPlease check back often for updates on programs that are happening here in Fulton County. The FCS program focuses on building Healthy People, Healthy Finances, and Healthy Relationships. 

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension family and consumer sciences programs at

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