University of Maryland Extension

Family & Consumer Sciences

Food plays an important role in our lives. It provides sustenance, pleasure and has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. FCS Educators are committed to helping people make informed decisions about their own health and well-being, and using information to promote positive behavioral practices, leading to reduced health risk factors over time.

FCS Educators provide programs in topics such as food safely and preventing foodborne illness, food preservation, and nutrition education for youth and adults. These programs are developed and delivered in collaboration with community organizations, public schools, church groups, senior centers and more. If you are interested in bringing a health and wellness program to your group or organization, please contact us! 

Meet your FCS Educator

Rebecca Meekins is the Family and Consumer Science Educator in Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral and Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is passionate about helping others gain the skills and confidence necessary to make informed decisions about their health. Rebecca has experience in delivering both children and adult community health education programs. In her role with University of Maryland Extension, she works with community partners and organizations to develop and deliver dynamic educational programs that center around nutrition, health and wellness. Rebecca was born and raised in Maryland and enjoys being able to dedicate her time and talents to helping Marylanders improve their health and well-being.

Food & Nutrition

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For more information about local programs on food and nutrition contact your local extension office.

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