What is Family and Consumer Sciences?
Family and Consumer Sciences is a discipline that prepares young people for living in today's world as well as tomorrow's.
Experiences are provided in all areas of the curriculum to strengthen family life and to prepare students for the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, community member, and related careers.
Family and Consumer Sciences remains the only educational program that directly addresses the preparation of students for adult roles, including work and family responsibilities.
Webster's Definition of
Family and Consumer Science:
The art of teaching career planning, job skills, resource management, time management, nutrition, food preparation, menu planning, parenting, substance abuse, child care and development, healthy living, clothing and textiles, consumer education, money management, decision making, problem solving, human relationships, family development and anything else that touches the home and heart.