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41c9c6c405296 Family and Consumer sciences
Family and Consumer sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

-Suzanne Neefe

by Suzanne Neefe

August 13, 2013

 Family and Consumer Sciences program information:


Program description:

  • Family and consumer sciences education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society.  Our unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.


Mission statement:

        The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in family and consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:

  • Balancing personal, home, family and work lives
  • Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span
  • Successful life management, employment, and career development
  • Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services
  • Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families
  • Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span
  • Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings
  • Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and success in family and work life
  • Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse, community, and work environments


Program goals:

        -The Family and Consumer Sciences program goals are to develop students who:

  • Have a positive self-concept
  • Form a foundation for future family life attitudes and life skills
  • Mature in their character development
  • Develop creative and critical thinking skills
  • Expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life through planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal communication
  • Attain practical knowledge necessary in the home and workplace


Program offerings:

  • Life Skills
  • Foods I.
  • Foods II.
  • 7th/8th Living Arts

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