Family & Consumer Sciences

The backbone of North Carolina is its families. The programs of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program are devoted to making sure that these families are prepared to deal with everyday issues that impact their lives.

Family finance programs help families manage their money to pay off debt and increase saving to prevent financial stress and to build and safeguard assets.

Nutrition programs teach families to eat healthy to prevent chronic diseases and to make food choices that stretch food dollars to prevent hunger in communities.

Human development and family life programs are created to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and families. Parenting and family relationship programs are created to ensure positive family relationships.

Skill building workshops and programs designed to provide information in these areas can be accessed by families and local community organizations by contacting your local county based North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center.