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Family & Consumer Sciences

About Us

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) view the family, in all its diverse forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives.

The FCS Department and Program has been recognized nationally for numerous curriculums it has developed. The current faculty members have expertise in areas across the spectrum of family needs including nutrition, food safety, parenting, human development, aging, housing, community and volunteer leadership development, health, and family resource management.

For over 100 years, FCS has helped North Carolina Families. We pledge to continue the legacy of delivering relevant and responsive educational programs to North Carolina Families.

FCS in Duplin County

The Family and Consumer Sciences program in Duplin County consists of programming in the following focus area:

  • Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Local Food Systems
  • Food Safety
  • Food Preservation
  • NC Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed)
  • Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Our FCS staff provides research-based educational programs that are specific to the needs of Duplin County.

For more information about the above focus areas contact:

Sydney Johnson, FCS Extension Agent 910.296.2143 sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu

Nicole Swinson, 4H EFNEP Program Assistant 910.296.2143 nswinso@ncsu.edu

Janetta Matthews, NC SNAP-Ed Program Assistant 910.296.2143 janetta_matthews@ncsu.edu