Families and Consumers

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Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System. The Family and Consumer Science Department of Brazoria County offers practical research based information for families such as nutrition education, health and wellness, food safety, family life, consumer education, financial stability, chronic disease education and prevention, safety and injury prevention, housing and emergency management.  This webpage is designed to direct you to the programs currently offered by our talented agents.  If you have questions and would like to speak to one of our agents please call:

Courtney Latour
Brazoria County Agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
21017 CR 171
Angleton, TX 77515
P: 979-864-1558 ext 115 / F: 979-864-1566

Cameron Arias
Brazoria County Agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

21017 CR 171
Angleton, TX 77515

P: 979-864-1558 ext 123 / F: 979-864-1566




Continue down the page to see the many programs and research based information offered by your Brazoria County Family and Consumer Science Agents.

Growing Great Children Child Care Conference Registration

We will publish the date of the next conference as quickly as scheduled.  Please stay tuned for updates!


Child Safety Seat Check Up Registration

Did you know that 3 out of 4 car seats are not used correctly? Every year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in crashes, mainly because children in child safety

seats are not properly secured, or even worse, not restrained at all. Is your child in one of those 3 seats?    It only takes a few minutes to make sure your child’s safety seat is the perfect seat for their size, weight and height, as well as properly installed. The cost for this peace of mind is free. To schedule an appointment at any of the locations listed go to: http://brazoria.agrilife.org/child-safety-seat-check-up/

Reference: www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/LATCH-factsheet.pdf


Food Manager 2-Day Certification Training

This exciting, hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices and you will fulfill the state requirements for the Certified Food Manager Status.  The cost of this course is $125 and included the 2-day course, national certification examination, course book, and all course materials.



Grandparents As Parents (GAP)
Monthly Meeting Notice
Gulf Coast Grandparents As Parents is a network of support groups serving the families of the southern gulf coast of Texas. Groups meet in Angleton, Bay City, Alvin, and Pearland. The organization was established to lend support to the many grandparents as parents in our community. Throughout our nation, there are a growing number of grandparents that have stepped back into the role of parenting. Across the U.S. almost 7.8 million children are living in homes where grandparents and other relatives are householders, with more that 5.8 million children living in grandparents homes and nearly 2 million living with other relatives. Often they assume this responsibility with neither of the children’s parents present in the home. These grandparents and other relative caregivers and children are often isolated; they lack the information about the range of support services, resources, programs, benefits, laws and policies available to help them successfully fulfill their care-giving role. Click here for more information from the GAP Website http://www.gulfcoastgap.org/home






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