FCSfit kicks off new Funding Opportunity! 

AAFCS is excited announce that it will be a facilitator of the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program. The purpose of this program is to provide food discovery experiences and nutrition education to community members within five geographically distinct markets.  

AAFCS was selected to partner with AHA as association members have demonstrated their commitment to empowering others with the skills needed to live an optimal quality of life, and are thus well-poised to successfully meet the goals of this program. 

What is it?
Up to five Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program grants are available. Grants are $2,500 each and funds will be used to implement four educational experiences over a two-three month period for an audience of 20-25 participants each time. The primary target audience is individuals responsible for meal preparation in the home and families in under-resourced communities. Desired outcomes include:

  • Attain and build food literary (i.e., knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about healthy food) and increase knowledge of how to connect food choices with daily goals.
  • Increase frequency around shopping and preparing healthy food.
  • Increase confidence in shopping and preparing healthy home-cooked meals.
  • Increase consumption of healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains).
  • Successful AAFCS applicants (sub-grantees) will receive funding and AHA training and resources to effectively implement the Healthy for Life® community nutrition program.

  • Grant applications are due September 15, 2019(AAFCS reserves the right to extend the deadline as necessary and will publicize any extensions to members via electronic communication). 
  • Sub-grantees must be available to participate in a webinar training facilitated by AHA. This webinar is October 15th at 4 PM ET. 

Who's eligible? 
AAFCS members in good standing may apply on behalf of or in partnership with a supporting organization. 

Grant Overview, Application & Scoring

Please email fcsfit@aafcs.org with any questions. 

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is proud to implement the Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program, an initiative led by Aramark and the American Heart Association. Healthy for Life® is a registered trademark of Aramark.

Get "FCSfit" with AAFCS!

FCSfit is an AAFCS Signature Initiative focused on setting small, realistic goals and delivering resources and community support to our membership and our supporters as they "model the mission" of AAFCS, and make informed decisions about their own well-being, relationships, and resources with the goal of achieving an optimal quality of life. 

Beginning in June 2019, FCSfit enters its fourth year and is focused on delivering content and opportunities to our members that align with the mission and vision of AAFCS. This information will be in our twice-monthly Wellness Wednesday communication which is delivered to our members' inboxes and curated on on our blog.

Information on the Year One-Three themes of FCSfit is below!
Year One: Physical Well-being (Kicked off at the 2016 AAFCSac in Bellevue, Washington)
Year Two: Financial & Resource Well-being (Launched at the 2017 AAFCSac in Dallas, Texas)
Year Three: Emotional Health & Relationship Well-being (Launched at the 2018 AAFCSac in Atlanta, Georgia)

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