American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


Financial Fitness...It's Priceless:
Public Policy Deliberation Guide

Why address financial literacy and security as a public issue?
The price tags for poor financial literacy are costly ones. Among the most devastating are excessive debt, no savings or emergency funds, poor credit ratings, vulnerability to predatory lending and other scams, personal bankruptcy, home foreclosure, car repossession, limited workplace benefits, and an inability to retire when desired, if at all.

With the financial fitness of individuals, families, and communities across the nation threatened, and options for responding unclear, the Public Policy Committee of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) identified poor financial literacy and security as a compelling issue that is appropriate for public deliberation. Click on the image for more information.

Sizing Up America:
Public Policy Deliberation Guide

Why address obesity as a public issue?
Sixty-five percent of U. S. adults are either
overweight or obese (CDC). Being overweight means that a person has a body mass index of 25 or more, while a person who is obese has a body mass index of 30 or more.

With the health of individuals and the nation threatened and choices for response unclear, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, in partnership with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, identified obesity as a compelling issue that is appropriate for public deliberation. Click on the image for more information.