Family & Consumer Sciences in Brunswick County
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Hi! We are Meghan Lassiter and Rachel Bland and we are the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS for short) Agents in Brunswick County! We both started our Extension careers working in different roles, but our passion is providing people with the education and tools they need to make cooking and healthy eating easy and affordable…
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 Brunswick County include:
- Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease Prevention
- Local Food Systems
- Food Preservation
- Food Safety
Each day serving as the FCS Agents in Brunswick County is very different from the next! That’s part of what we love so much about the job and Cooperative Extension! In the span of a week, you might find us teaching about food, nutrition, or cooking at an after-school program, a local church, a food pantry, the Extension offices, a library or community center, and even a school! Our audience ranges widely between youth and adults, urban and rural, beginners and more advanced—and we hope to reach you somewhere in the middle of all of that!
You can find out more about the specific programs being offered by clicking on the tabs listed under “Available Programs” to the left. To sign up for our newsletter and receive information on upcoming classes, please send us an email with your contact information!
As you can probably tell from our website, Extension has lots to offer! Take some time to browse through and learn more about program areas such as Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, and more!
For more information about the above focus areas, contact: