Dare County Family & Consumer Sciences Information
In FCS, we view the family as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through educational programs, influencing public policy, and helping families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives. Focus areas for the work in Dare County include Healthy Eating, Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Preservation, and Food Safety. With cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, 4-H camps and more, there’s something for everyone in Family & Consumer Sciences.
All Dare County residents will have access to user-friendly, research-based knowledge that when applied will improve health and well-being.
The goal of the Family & Consumer Sciences program is to:
- Educate the public about the importance of making healthy choices to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- Promote safe food handling practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
- Food Safety Portal (NC State Extension)
- National Center for Home Food Preservation
- Med Instead of Meds Programming and Recipes
- Upcoming FCS Programs
- Dare County FCS Extension Agent: Dee Furlough
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 252.473.4290
- Facebook: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County
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