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This edition of  Wellness  Wednesday was inspired by the upcoming AAFCS webinar,  "Family Meals Made Easy: Implementing Freezer and Monthly Take-Home Meal Programs."   Just in time for  FCS Day , this complimentary webinar presented by Janet Holden, CFCS, an FCS teacher in Kansas, will share tips for success in  implementing classroom and community service programs to promote easy family meals . The webinar is on   November 15th at 5 PM ET   and registration is limited, so  reserve your seat today ! With the "Fall Back" time-change behind us, it may now feel like the holiday season is approaching too fast. In addition to the   ...
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Alexandria, Va. – July 10, 2017 — Jennifer Zorotovich, Ph.D., and six co-authors have received the award for Outstanding Scholarship Article in the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (JFCS) . Sonja Koukel, Ph.D., received the AAFCS 2017 Outstanding Peer Reviewer award for the JFCS . The JFCS is a quarterly, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Both awards were announced last month at the AAFCS 108th Annual Conference & Expo in Dallas, Tex. The Outstanding Scholarship Article award recognizes one scholarly article from 2016 issues that meets the highest criteria for scholarship ...
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Are you a couponer? It's a hobby for some, a lifestyle for others, and even the basis for a reality TV show! Reason being, coupons work. Overlooked by many, wisely-used coupons can help families save hundreds, even thousands of dollars per year.   The AAFCS Student Unit has chosen to support   Coups for Troops   for its year-long service project. Coups for Troops is a charity that was founded to supply coupons to military families,   who can use manufacturer coupons up to six months past their expiration date   at military base commissaries.   Here's how to help: 1)   Clip manufacturer coupons   0-3 months expired. 2)   Mail your coupons* ...
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Necessity is the mother of invention, they say.   Rutgers Cooperative Extension   Specialist   Barbara O'Neill, CFCS, CPFFE   - pictured at right - compiled this information on credit freezing as a result of her own frustrating experience requesting 8 credit freezes and having no central source of contact info for each credit reporting agency. Credit experts recommend that consumers freeze their credit to reduce their risk of becoming an identity theft victim . This has to be done individually with each of the “Big Three” credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), plus some experts also recommend doing a freeze with a lesser-known ...
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Alexandria, Va. – May 8, 2017 —On May 4, National Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Day, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) officially announced Brenda Osman, family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator, East Central High School, St. Leon, Indiana, as the AAFCS 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox Publisher , the Teacher of the Year award recognizes exemplary teachers who utilize cutting-edge methods, techniques, and activities to provide stimulus and visibility to family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary education. Osman will be honored at the AAFCS 108th Annual Conference & Expo ...
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