Sampson County Cooperative Extension to host nutritional interest meeting

By: By Chase Jordan -

Lethia Lee of Sampson County Cooperative Extension is looking forward to hosting a meeting for community members interested in nutrition.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Clinton Police Substation, 110 Dogwood Circle. Its purpose is to provide information about healthy living.

Lee, an agent for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), will be present from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

“It will help people learn about nutritious food so they can have some idea how to eat healthy so they can feed healthy meals to their families,” Lee said.

Lee said participation may assist with job opportunities in the future. After participants finish the program, certificates will be awarded, which may aid in employment searches.

“There’s a lot of things it can lead to and hopefully help them,” Lee said. “Every little thing we can do to help somebody, we want to do it.”

Lee said she wants to get as many people involved as she possibly can. Some of the training may involve gardening and other food and nutrition related topics.

By hosting the event at the police station, Lee hopes to build more relationships the department and the nearby community. Brittany Locklear, CPD senior administrative specialist, is looking forward to the event too.

“When we were approached by Lethia and the Cooperative Extension we were happy to provide them a space at our new Police Substation located at 110 Dogwood Circle as a meeting place for their program,” Locklear said. “We were also happy to help connect the community with another helpful resource.”

Locklear thinks the program is great opportunity for the community.

“We were happy to host it at our substation location,” Locklear said.

For more information about the program, contact Lee by email at

By Chase Jordan