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Catawba County Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program

Program Vision

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All Catawba County residents will have access to user-friendly, research-based knowledge that when applied will improve health and well-being.

Program Goal: The goal of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is to educate the public about the importance of making healthy choices to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and to promote safe food handling practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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2020 Class Information and Registration Coming Soon!!


Start a food business in Catawba County

Farm to Fork recipe page

National Center for Home Food Preservation 

Food Safety Portal (NC State)

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What is FCS?

Veggie Hacks

Recipes and Health Benefit Info

Tofu Benefits