UT Extension’s Healthy Families, Healthy Communities’ website earns national recognition
The recently launched website for UT Extension’s Healthy Families, Healthy Communities has earned three awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), including first place honors in Tennessee and second place nationwide.
The website, located at https://healthyfamilies.tennessee.edu/, won in the category of Communications Internet Education Technology with first place in Tennessee, second place in the Southern Region and second place in the country.
“We are proud of the work we do at UT Extension and especially proud to have a website that has been recognized by our national organization,” said Christopher T. Sneed, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and former acting director of UT Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences, which is part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. “We wanted a website that was visually appealing, easy to use and an accessible resource for families.”
The website launched last fall with user-friendly features, such as step-by-step videos and shopping lists to make quick and healthy meals. The site offers three primary categories of “Let’s Learn, “Let’s Shop” and “Let’s Cook” with detailed information about healthy living and eating, especially when raising children.
Moxley Carmichael, a full-service public relations and communications firm located in downtown Knoxville, designed and developed the website and also produced the cooking videos.
“This is the type of web project that provides information for families that will help them improve their health and eating habits,” said Charley Sexton, creative director for Moxley Carmichael. “It was a rewarding project for our team and working with UT Extension was a great experience. We want to thank UT Extension for entrusting us with the project and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for recognizing the work.”
The NEAFCS, which is marking its 85th year in 2019, is the professional organization of educators in Extension Family and Consumer Sciences across the United States and its territories.
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