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Family and Consumer Sciences

What is Family and Consumer Science?

Family and Consumer Sciences Agents work with all ages and communities in their counties to educate and encourage healthy living. Family and Consumer Sciences Agents may present nutritional label reading workshops to working and older adults, offer cooking schools at the Extension office or area churches, or be found in the schools teaching students to form healthy habits through activities and taste tests of healthy snacks! Our goal is to help families and consumers make healthy lifestyles through interactive, hands-on nutrition education programs. Family & Consumer Sciences Agents also work in the realm of food safety education by offering Safe Plates, a Food Protection Manager Certification course, to food retail businesses. Agents also have the ability to present free food safety workshops for churches, civic groups, and other entities that serve food without the requirement of a certification.

Contact Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Cassidy Hall, at any time via email (cassidy_hall@ncsu.edu) or by calling North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Wilson County Center at 252-237-0111.