FCS News Stories

“Purdue University men’s basketball center Will Berg, a sophomore majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), knows the importance of family meals." Link

"The NEAFCS-AR Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences works through the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to offer information that will help families achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle," Alison Crane, family and consumer sciences agent. Link
2024 In the news: "Aron Knoche, the Family & Consumer Science Teacher at Palmyra High School, utilizes CHART Teen Task Force’s Real Care Baby Infant Simulators as part of her curriculum." Link

Bailey Leasher, a Windsor Junior-Senior High School and FCS Teacher, was awarded in 2024 a Shelby County Retired Teachers Association Grant. Bailey plans to use the grant to  update the kitchen lab utensils for the Foods and Nutrition class. Link

Importance of Home Economics to Individuals, Families, and the Nation.

Within Nigeria. 2024. Link

"The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing Innovation Institute is partnering with the leadership of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs across the United States to ensure that the FCS textile curriculum is recognized as a valuable entry point to STEM-based careers in advanced functional fabrics." 2023. Link

“People are our passion, we see ourselves as a college that really addresses the whole human, the whole person, and Family and Consumer Sciences is a big part of it,” said Dr. Jon Pedersen, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. Link

Sheri Deaton, University of Arkansas family and consumer sciences instructor, named Arkansas 2020 Association of Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. Link

“Our county hasn’t had a Family and Consumer Sciences educator in about 25 or 30 years,” she said. “And there is such a need.”  Clay said that Lawrence County is ranked 81 out of 88 for health outcomes in the state of Ohio. Link

Students from around the U.S. visited the capital on Feb. 21, 2024 and met with "elected officials, highlighting the positive impact of FCS education on individuals, families, and communities." Link
Katelyn Gorder, Grafton High School Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Teacher, wins Milken Award during the 2023-2024 school season. Link

Author Ginnefer O. Cox, PhD, RD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia, explained, “Peer educators are key stakeholders in the recipe development process because of their close relationship with the community and their hands-on involvement with recipe demonstrations.” 2023. Link

2023 In the news: NDSU Extension honored Mark Birdsall, former North Dakota Rep. Tracy Boe, and former North Dakota Sen. Rich Wardner with the Friend of Extension award. The North Dakota Nutrition Council received the Friend of the North Dakota Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences award. Link

Vanessa Jackson, CAFE director of faculty diversity and inclusion and acting UK vice president/associate provost for diverse faculty success professor, was awarded with the 2023 Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) Excellence in Administration award. Link

"A recent study in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences showed that occasional overeating can have long-lasting health effects." Link

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher collaborates with N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences to teach Teen Cuisine classes. Link

Christina Masich, extension agent, Family and Consumer Sciences division of the North Dakota State University Extension Service discusses ways to 'Stay physically active this winter' Link

We need home economics now more than ever
“Cooking is an essential life skill that children need to learn to be self-sufficient adults" Link

2024 In the News: "Extension family and consumer sciences personnel with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are collecting drinking water and hygiene supplies for residents of Helena-West Helena"  Link

2023 In the news: NDSU Extension honored Mark Birdsall, former North Dakota Rep. Tracy Boe, and former North Dakota Sen. Rich Wardner with the Friend of Extension award. The North Dakota Nutrition Council received the Friend of the North Dakota Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences award. Link

Supporting the Community: An overview of the Ohio State University Extension Office of Coshocton County. "Emily Marrison, family and consumer sciences educator, said her focus is healthy people, healthy finances and healthy relationships." 2023. Link

University of Montevallo announced that the University's Department on Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) will welcome a new concentration for FCS students, Hospitality and Tourism. Link

A Day in the Life of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Traci Kingdon. Link

2014 In the news: Five Family and Consumer Sciences teachers prepare to teach e-textile lessons in Thompson School District. Link

FCS teaches important life skills, promotes healthy relationships, encourages financial responsibility, supports work-life balance, promotes nutrition and health, and shapes value and character  Link

Bring Back Home Economics Education,  Author manuscript; available in PMC 2019 Dec 2. Link

Kristi Weaver, Career & Technical Education Director, was recognized as the 2023-2024 Administrator of the Year for the Colorado Association Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences (CATFACS) Organization. Link

Emma Laing, clinical professor and director of dietetics in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, discusses proper nutrition when readying for a rock climbing workout. 2024. Link

Bailey Leasher, a Windsor Junior-Senior High School and FCS Teacher, was awarded in 2024 a Shelby County Retired Teachers Association Grant. Bailey plans to use the grant to  update the kitchen lab utensils for the Foods and Nutrition class. Link

"The historic discipline of Home Economics has undergone an evolution and today is known as Family and Consumer Sciences." Colorado State University discusses its Family and Consumer Sciences program which has two concentrations: FCS and FCS Education. Link 

“Family and consumer sciences is really looking at the different career opportunities that fall within our curriculum, whether it’s human services, hospitality, child development education, housing and interior design,” Nancy Sandeen. Link

"Family and Consumer Sciences in the Middle: Opportunities for Guiding Career Development" Link