UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program is dedicated to providing science-based information and educational programming throughout the community to empower individuals and families to make informed decisions about their well-being and to be able to make changes to improve their health and quality of life. 

Educational Topics:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Chronic Disease - especially diabetes
  • Weight Management
  • Disease Prevention
  • Food Safety
  • Financial Management

What's offered


Newsletter Archive (2006 - 2014)


The Nutrition Education Program is a collaboration between Polk County Board of County Commissioners and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Funding is made possible by a voter approved county-wide half-cent indigent health care sales tax.


Andrea Nikolai, Family Youth and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent

Contact Information
  • Andrea Nikolai
          Extension Agent II       Family and Consumer Sciences
  • PO Box 9005,
    Drawer HS03
    Bartow, FL 33831-9005
  • Phone: (863) 519-1072
  • Email: andreanikolai@ufl.edu
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Current Nutrition Guide

Family and Consumer Sciences nutrition programs are supported with partial funding by The GiveWell Community Foundation. For more information, please visit: www.GiveCF.org 


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