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Family & Consumer Sciences Day

Pledge your support for "Dine In Day!"

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). The pandemic isn’t going to stop FCS professionals across the country from celebrating FCS Day with the “Dine in Day” initiative in 2020! The theme this year is Dining in for FCSsuccess.


It’s the perfect time to tell our story about the value of family and consumer sciences, to extension groups, secondary and higher education students, parents, principals, school administrators, government officials, decision makers, media, family and friends.

  • Be creative! It is easy to gather a virtual group on Zoom or other platform on or around FCS Day for a “bring your own” breakfast, lunch, or dinner event.
  • Use your time together to raise your voice about the value of FCS and why it is important. And, how the pandemic is shining a light on our content areas.
  • Don’t forget to show your FCS pride by wearing our official colors or apparel and post pictures and #FCSuccess on Facebook or other social channels.