Since 2014, nearly half a million people have committed to "Dining In" on Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Day!
AAFCS honors Founder Ellen Swallow Richards by celebrating FCS Day on her birthday (see the Top Ten Facts about Ellen Richards). Through the FCS Day initiative, AAFCS provides information, tools, and research on the benefits of families preparing and eating healthy meals together.
In 2018, the initiative focused on the emotional and social aspects of family mealtime, and people were asked to "Dine In" device-free.
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