Housing Impact Award

Dr. Sarah Kirby was recently awarded the Housing Impact Award at the Housing Education and Research Association annual conference in Springfield, Illinois.   This award is given to a housing professional who has made significant contributions to the field of housing through a focused research, teaching, and/or outreach initiative.   Dr. Kirby was recognized for her work […]

Dr. Ben Champman named University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ben Chapman has been named a University Faculty Scholar for 2014-15. This is one of the highest honors bestowed on faculty at NC State University. The University Faculty Scholars Program was established in 2012 by Chancellor Woodson to recognize and reward emerging academic leaders among our faculty. Each year, approximately twenty faculty scholars are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Department Releases 2013 Annual Report

The Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences recently released their 2013 annual report. The full report can be found here – YFCS_AnnualReport_2013. The report highlights the extension, research, and teaching successes of the department. Of note is the over $5M in grant funds for 2013 with over $18M in multi-year commitments. Faculty had great year […]

Cook Smart, Eat Smart Evaluation Published

Eating and preparing more meals at home is a big step towards eating healthy. A key indicator for quality of someone’s diet is who is cooking their food. Are they cooking it or is a fast food company cooking it? A barrier to cooking more meals at home is lack of cooking skills. Cook Smart, […]

Nutrition Decisions Webinar Series Announced

Nutrition Decisions is a new webinar series hosted by Dr. Carolyn Dunn. This quarterly webinar will focus on hot topics in nutrition and fitness. The series is presented by Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and is open to anyone free of charge. The first in the series was presented at noon on June 20.  […]