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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.

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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 Sampson County

The Family and Consumer Sciences program in Sampson 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 Sampson County.

Read more about our available programs here.

For more information about the above focus areas contact:

Sydney Knowles, FCS Extension Agent 910.592.7161

April Lamb, EFNEP Nutrition Educator 910.592.7161

FCS Programs are sponsored by United Way of Sampson County. To find out more about United Way of Sampson or to donate, visit here: