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Teens 14 + | Family and Consumer Sciences

Teens 14 + | Family and Consumer Sciences | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Choose a topic below: Healthy Teens -- Ready for Success Teen Growth and Development Teen Cognitive Development Teen Social and Emotional

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In Defense of Home Ec – The Sisterhood – Forward.com

In Defense of Home Ec – The Sisterhood – Forward.com | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Graham makes a case for the resurgence of home economics, or Family and Consumer Sciences as some of its modern-day enthusiasts call it, as a solution for our country's inflating waistlines and deflating bank accounts.
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My Extreme Dream | Fresh FACS

My Extreme Dream | Fresh FACS | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
My extreme dream is to see Family Consumer Science/Home Economics education restored and recognized as the vital and important segment of the school curriculum that those of us in the profession already KNOW that it is ...
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Bring back home ec! - Boston Globe

Bring back home ec! - Boston Globe | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
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Bring back home ec! Boston Globe The number of secondary students enrolled in FCS programs has declined by 45 percent in the last decade, to about 3 million students, according to new, still-unpublished research by Carol Werhan, a...
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Home Economics for the 'Project Runway' Generation - TakePart

Home Economics for the 'Project Runway' Generation - TakePart | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Home Economics for the 'Project Runway' Generation
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When Hahn-Rosario began teaching at Winnetonka High School 16 years ago, clothing classes were under the umbrella of family consumer sciences, or home ec.
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Sewing is the new knitting - Hamilton Spectator

Sewing is the new knitting - Hamilton Spectator | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Sewing is the new knitting Hamilton Spectator Consumers, some exhausted by shopping, others by debt, some rudely awakened by the images of dead bodies pulled from the collapsed factory building in Bangladesh, are jumping off the retail treadmill to...
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Home Ec Could Make a Comeback - TakePart

Home Ec Could Make a Comeback - TakePart | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
I am a family and consumer science teacher ("home ec" is the old term). I have both young men and women in my classroom learning such courses as consumer education, money management, nutrition and wellness, ...
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Join the 21st Century Home Economics Movement ...

Join the 21st Century Home Economics Movement ... | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Home economics can provide students with opportunities to learn self-awareness; responsible consumer actions; basic life skills; service to others; and environmental sustainability. When home ...
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Why Home Economics Should Be Mandatory - Organic Consumers ...

And I think such a reimagined home ec should move from the shadowy margins it now occupies-the field has been rebranded as "Family and Consumer Science," Graham reports-and become mandatory for all high school ...
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Be a Goddamn Adult. Learn to Cook. - Jezebel

Be a Goddamn Adult. Learn to Cook. - Jezebel | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Philpott laments that when he was in high school, all he did in Home Ec was make cake mix from a box and flirt with his female classmates. Punch it up! he says. If that's how Family and Consumer Sciences were taught in Tom ...
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From brain to mouth: The psychology of obesity

From brain to mouth: The psychology of obesity | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it

A growing body of research is delving deeper to find out more about the psychology behind the obesity epidemic. Among a host of questions aimed directly at the psychology of eating are why Americans are eating more than they used to; whether some foods can really be addictive; and whether more people than in the past are genetically predisposed to pack on pounds.

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

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How many of us really know what they’re reading when they scroll through a nutrition label?

 

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Grocery shopping: Nutrition labels

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Hey, Remember Home Ec? - Farm Progress

Hey, Remember Home Ec? - Farm Progress | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
I am a Texas Family and Consumer Sciences teacher (many years ago Home Economics) and I am proud and honored to be working with teenagers teaching about Nutrition and making better food choices. Yes, all states ...
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Is Betty Crocker the wrong recipe for today's students? - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Is Betty Crocker the wrong recipe for today's students? - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Is Betty Crocker the wrong recipe for today's students?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
The decline in home economics curricula since the mid-20th century has produced generations of Americans who can't set a family budget or boil an egg.
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HHS students get a taste of the real world - Dothan Eagle

HHS students get a taste of the real world - Dothan Eagle | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
HHS students get a taste of the real world
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“Family Consumer Science is no longer just the old-fashion home economics class taught many years ago,” said Adrina Edwards, Family Consumer Science teacher.
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Why Home Economics Should Be Mandatory - Mother Jones

Why Home Economics Should Be Mandatory - Mother Jones | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Mother Jones Why Home Economics Should Be Mandatory Mother Jones And I think such a reimagined home ec should move from the shadowy margins it now occupies—the field has been rebranded as "Family and Consumer Sciences," Graham reports—and become...
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A Modest Proposal for Curing Our Economic Woes: Mandatory Home Ec - DailyFinance

A Modest Proposal for Curing Our Economic Woes: Mandatory Home Ec - DailyFinance | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
A Modest Proposal for Curing Our Economic Woes: Mandatory Home Ec
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At the same time, home ec's focus on household skills seemed to be enforcing gender norms -- a factor that put it in the crosshairs of feminist critics like Robin Morgan.
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How home ec could save a generation - The Week Magazine

How home ec could save a generation - The Week Magazine | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
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How home ec could save a generation
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This is not your grandmother's home ec. (Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images). A.
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Breaking Good News! | Fresh FACS

Breaking Good News! | Fresh FACS | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
National Survey Results Support “Bringing Back Home Ec” (L to R): Eriq Ibar, Jesus Vializ, Jorge Fuentes, and Alan Duran, family and consumer sciences students at Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, Va., prepare…...
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Family & Consumer Sciences « UW-Stevens Point College of ...

Family & Consumer Sciences « UW-Stevens Point College of ... | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Back on topic: If you're unacquainted with the field, family & consumer sciences is the preferred–and correct, and more encompassing–term for what was once called home economics. It does include food science and nutrition ...
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Sue's in Stitches: Family and Consumer Science in the news...

Sue's in Stitches: Family and Consumer Science in the news... | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
So many responses came in supporting "Home Ec" - known as Family and Consumer Science, thank you very much, led to Dan Abrams visiting Belleville, New Jersey where he got to spend a class period in "Intro to Culinary".
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Urban garden teaches life skills to public housing kids - Pensacola News Journal

Urban garden teaches life skills to public housing kids - Pensacola News Journal | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it
Urban garden teaches life skills to public housing kids
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The garden also includes a fledgling “fruit forest” of peach, satsuma, lemon and other productive trees.
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Pinterest Finally Bans Thinspo Content, But What About Tumblr?

Pinterest Finally Bans Thinspo Content, But What About Tumblr? | Family and Consumer Science | Scoop.it

Six months after Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram updated their content policies regarding eating disorders and self-harm, Pinterest has finally made a move to eliminate pro-anorexia pins once and for all. Read all about the message they are sending here:

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