Job Posting: Asst/Assoc Professor and Nutrition Extension Specialist

A tenured/tenure track position, Asst/Assoc Professor and Nutrition Extension Specialist in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences is now posted at As it pertains to Extension, Engagement and Outreach, the successful candidate will provide leadership to Extension nutrition education efforts for diet-related chronic disease prevention for diverse audiences, through the following activities: Assess statewide […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]