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Family & Consumer Sciences Program in Union County

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES STAFF

Foods and Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Food Safety, Food Preservation

Extension Agent Marcus McFarland is responsible for programs related to foods and nutrition, health and wellness, food safety & food preservation in Union County. Marcus McFarland is also the liaison agent for the Extension and Community Association in the county. To contact Marcus by phone call 704-283-3830 or email him at marcus_mcfarland@ncsu.edu

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Cheri (Ella) Bennett is the Adult EFNEP Program Assistant. To contact Cheri by phone call 704-283-3737 or email her at cheri_bennett@ncsu.edu

UNION COUNTY PROGRAMS RELATED TO FOODS, NUTRITION, HEALTH & WELLNESS, FOOD SAFETY AND FOOD PRESERVATION

This page contains the titles of many of the programs offered in Union County under the areas of Food, Nutrition and Health. Click on the headings below for more information about each of the programs or activities listed.

FOOD PRESERVATION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
  • The Basics of Home Canning Classes
  • Introduction to Food Preservation
  • Hands-On Water Bath Canning
  • Hands-On Pressure Canning
  • Dial Gauge Canner Testing
FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Consumer Food Safety
  • NC Safe Plates: Manager’s Food Safety Certification
  • HACCP in Your School
  • Cooking for Crowds
NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 
  • Cook Smart, Eat Smart
  • Color Me Healthy
  • Med Instead of Meds
  • Speedway to Healthy Exhibit 
  • More In My Basket
  • More In My Basket at the Market