Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

Sep 26, 2016

NC State Wins $1.5 Million CDC Grant to Combat Obesity

Efforts to combat obesity in eastern North Carolina just got a big boost, thanks to a new $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nov 14, 2016

Alumna Promotes Change Through Work at El Pueblo

As a community organizer at El Pueblo, a nonprofit organization located in Raleigh, N.C., Martha “Iliana” Santillian-Carrillo works to build positive social change in the Latino community.

Nov 21, 2016

Vivian Howard to Speak at NC State

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community.

Dec 1, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Extension specialist Ben Chapman offers food safety tips to help ensure that foodborne illness isn't on your holiday menu this season.

Dec 6, 2016

AgPack Strong: Passionate about Helping People

Shonette Lewis earned her master’s degree in family life and youth development and embarked on a career dedicated to helping children and families.

Jan 9, 2017

Vivian Howard’s Words Resonate, Celebrate

During her Dec. 15 Eloise Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community, Howard shared stories of growing up in Deep Run, N.C., and how proud she is to be from Eastern North Carolina.

Feb 20, 2017

Student Spotlight: Serving Local Communities in Big Ways

Graduate certificate program student Shahnee Haire serves local communities through her work as a regional public health educator and founder of a youth development organization.

Mar 29, 2017

Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice On Food Safety

A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about food safety, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science.

Jun 2, 2017

Alumna Makes Big Impact Behind the Scenes Through Coaching

From playground safety to the dangers of radon, alumna Bria Sledge is dedicated to helping families and communities understand the issues that could affect their welfare.

Jun 9, 2017

Small Changes Yield Big Results

Real-time, online weight management program addresses what’s arguably the biggest public health issue today: overweight and obesity.