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MUST ATTEND EVENTS: June 15 Pre-conference : Addressing Critical Issues – A FCS Compass for the Future (sign-up form for meetings materials) Zoom Fatigue Research Media Panel How Much Sugar Can I Have? Coming Together for Racial Understanding THANK YOU SPONSORS: Welcome  Educators! – WindowsWear Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher – Experts in Career and Technical Education
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Throughout the month of June, AAFCS joins in the birthday celebration of MyPlate as one of the National Strategic Partners . Celebrate MyPlate's 10th Birthday! #MyPlateTurns10 Ten years ago, USDA updated the Federal nutrition symbol to become MyPlate, a simple graphic that serves as a general healthy eating guide on what and how much to eat from each of the five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. Over the last ten years, MyPlate has grown to provide consumers, health professionals, and nutrition educators with free print materials, digital tools, and other resources ...
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With the retirement of its current editor, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is seeking candidates for Editor of the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal ( FCSRJ ) .  The journal publishes original research in all areas of family and consumer sciences concerned with the well-being of individuals and families. The Editor is assisted by Associate Editors representing content areas within family and consumer sciences (e.g., apparel, textiles, and merchandising; family studies/human development; family and consumer sciences education; foods and nutrition; housing and interior design; personal finance/consumer economics; ...
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PDU Opportunities at the Virtual Conference! Earn PDUs by participating in the live Virtual Conference or via watching the recordings! Registration includes access to on-demand recordings for a year. Register for the conference/recordings by June 9 th ! Pls. visit our website for more information: https://www.aafcs.org/vc2021/pdus
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No travel necessary for this conference, just have a wifi-ready device! The live event begins with the Pre-conference session on June 15. Registrants will receive instructions for participation for the conference in mid-June. Registration is open through June 9 th ; student registration is $25. Qualifying Graduate Students may be reimbursed courtesy of the Myrna Crabtree Scholarship Fund. Please see details to apply. AAFCS offers membership opportunities at the student level. We encourage you to explore our website and engage in networking and professional development early in your career with fellow members! Be sure to visit the AAFCS homepage as ...
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#FCSsuccess is in the air! AAFCS is excited to celebrate our 2021 recipients of awards, fellowships, and scholarships. Each exemplifies the positive impact family and consumer scientists have on individuals, families, and communities. From student scholars to early career and established Professionals to service-oriented Emeritus members, their commitment to excellence is noteworthy. We look forward to learning more about them in the coming weeks and honoring them at our 2021 Virtual Conference, and we invite you to join us! Click on the Recognition category to meet our honorees!   2021 Distinguished Service Award Honorees ...
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Last fall, Advance CTE co-hosted the CTE Forward Summit in partnership with nine national organizations, bringing together 200 leaders to set a new vision for the future of Career Technical Education (CTE). It was clear that now is the time to craft a bold vision that envisions a world where each learner can access and be successful in high-quality CTE programs without any limitations or barriers. Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education (CTE Without Limits) lays out five inter-connected and equally critical principles, foundational commitments and a call to action for national, state and local CTE leaders.  The American ...
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Mark your calendars for the June 15 Pre-conference session : Addressing Critical Issues - A FCS Compass for the Future Presenters: Drs.Virginia Vincenti, Cindy Miller, Janet Laster, Gladys Gary Vaughn, and Janine Duncan This interactive session will feature the intellectual tools needed by FCS professionals to foster leadership practices that embolden professional actions and advocacy to build capacity of people, families, and communities. Developed as a collaborative experience centered on a collegial immersion into the FCS Critical Sciences perspectives, this pre-conference is sure to stimulate thoughtful dialogue regarding the field’s purposes ...
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Are you a Graduate Student registered for the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference ? This spring,  graduate  degree/certificate-seeking students who register for the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference can apply to be reimbursed for their $25 registration cost thanks to special funding from the Myrna Crabtree Scholarship fund ! And, if they become a Virtual Conference influencer,  they can earn money by referring other grad students to come to the conference!  Those who learn together, succeed together! Apply today at  https://forms.office.com/r/13DFZY9FA1 . Any graduate student member who registers for the AAFCS Virtual Conference (June 16-18) is eligible ...
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News from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences May 6, 2021   ANNOUNCING MEDIA PANELISTS: JOURNALIST, TV PERSONALITY, AND "SHARK TANK" TV SHOW ENTREPRENEUR We are excited to announce that Danielle Dreilinger (journalist/author, “The Secret History of Home Economics”), Johnathan Radford (WBTV News, Charlotte, N.C.), and Kim Nelson (ABC reality-TV show, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur) will share their experiences with the media! Don’t miss the Opening General Session to learn from these experts during the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference ! No travel necessary – just register and have your wifi-capable device ...
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