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 […]

Energy Audit Evaluation Results Published

A home energy audit provides homeowners with invaluable information about energy use in their home. The audit identifies structural deficiencies that contribute to energy waste, as well as occupant behaviors that impact energy consumption. The audit can also help identify thermal comfort issues, such as rooms that are drafty, too warm, or too cool. The […]

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.  […]