Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dr. Schulman authors paper on food insecurity in rural America

Dr. Michael Schulman, WNR Professor in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences recently published “Food Insecurity in Rural America.”    The article, published by Sage Publications on behalf of the American Sociological Association, examines trends in food insecurity by rurality. Findings include that rates of household food insecurity in 2012 were highest in nonmetroplitan […]

YFCS Student Presentations Have International Flair

Impacts of the Department’s Family Life and Youth Development graduate programs are being experienced globally.  In the Master’s course, FYD 500, students complete a 120-hour internship with a community organization.  In July 2014, FYD student Tiffany Bradberry completed her capstone experience with a senior care facility in Antiqua, Guatemala.  Tiffany graduated in Summer 2014 with […]

YFCS Faculty Present at NCEAFCS

YFCS faculty and staff were involved in workshops and presentations at the recent annual conference of the North Carolina Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  The theme for the meeting was “Rock Solid. . . Moving into Another Successful 100 Years”. At the conference YFCS Assistant Professor, Dr. Dara […]

YFCS Faculty Member Develops Food Safety Social Media Guide

To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety.“In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used […]

2014 Juntos Summer Academy at NC State University

The Juntos Program celebrated our 5th annual Juntos Summer Academy at NC State University on June 23-27. Five years ago we started with about 30 students, and this year, the Academy included 109 8th-12th graders from 7 different counties (Wake, Durham, Johnston, Wayne, Sampson, Yadkin, and Forsyth Counties) for a week at NC State University. The […]

Two Articles on Web-Based Food Value Analysis Tool Published in Nutrition Today

Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Katrina Levine, and colleagues from Research Triangle Institute and USDA have published two articles in the July/August 2014 issue of Nutrition Today. The first article discusses the development of a web-based tool that is available to nutrition educators as they work to advise individuals in selecting foods to help meet dietary guidance while balancing cost, preparation time, food […]