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Miller, Cynthia L.; Hough, Twyla – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Families and community members are challenging secondary schools to improve career readiness preparation. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators can be instrumental in helping students prepare effectively for a career with school-to-work transitions through work-based learning (WBL). This article presents the implementation of a 2-day FCS…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Career Readiness, Secondary Schools, Family and Consumer Sciences
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Molchan, Stephen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Financial literacy is an important skillset for individuals to have so they can properly manage their financial well-being. Individuals across the United States are lacking in financial literacy, and therefore often struggle with navigating major financial events in addition to their daily personal finance decisions. K-12 family and consumer…
Descriptors: Financial Literacy, Knowledge Level, Skills, Comprehension
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Nguyen, Bong; Moyeda-Carabaza, Ana Florencia; Li, Xu; Bala, Faith – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore factors that influence intentions to adopt healthy dietary behaviors among university students. Five hundred twenty-five university students participated in this study. A questionnaire that included items on intention to adopt healthy eating behaviors, exposure to nutrition, media, parental…
Descriptors: College Students, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Student Behavior
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Qamar, Zubaida; Nguyen, Tina; Taylor, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Food insecurity is a rising concern in many parts of the world. In the United States, certain populations are more vulnerable than others. One such group is college students. A 2020 report suggests roughly 39% of the 330,000 students surveyed from different colleges and universities experienced food insecurity in the last 30 days (Baker-Smith et…
Descriptors: College Students, Food, Social Media, Information Dissemination
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Barbara L. Stewart; Nina Roofe; Janet Holden; Mia Russell; Martha Ravola; Lisa Brooks; Elizabeth Coots – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Leadership planning is essential to an organization's survival. This study evaluates the success of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Leadership Academy measured by participant benefits, the influence on participants' personal and professional satisfaction, and changes in leadership roles within AAFCS before and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Family and Consumer Sciences, Leadership Role, National Organizations
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Christopher T. Sneed; Lisa Washburn; Karen Franck – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Successful Extension programming relies on strong relationships between campus-based Extension faculty/specialists and the field-based Extension agents they support (Shaklee et al., 2014). Strong connections facilitate bi-directional communication, enabling specialists to understand the needs of agents and their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic…
Descriptors: Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Education, Extension Agents, College Role
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Nina Roofe; Barbara Stewart; Kimberley Sartain; Jolie Jackson; Alicia Landry – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
The value of mentorship for family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals is emphasized by inclusion in five leadership development programs offered by FCS professional organizations. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Leadership Academy, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Leadership Institute, Council of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Leadership Qualities
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Portia L. Johnson; Megan McCoy; Kimberly Watkins; Kenneth J. White – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
As a follow-up to White et al.'s (2021) "We Don't Talk About That": Exploring Money Conversations of Black, Hispanic, and White Households, this article examines social capital and financial conversations among racial and ethnic groups. Although most people avoid discussing money, Blacks and Hispanics have the fewest financial…
Descriptors: Family and Consumer Sciences, Money Management, Family (Sociological Unit), Discussion
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Sue L. T. McGregor; Gail T. Ryan Longo – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
In 2022, this journal published our paper titled "Where Visions Meet: Ellen Swallow Richards and Maria Montessori" (McGregor & Ryan-Longo, 2022). As a follow up, we want to share further thoughts on the notion of collaboration between the family and consumer sciences (FCS) profession (also home economics, human ecology, family…
Descriptors: Family and Consumer Sciences, Montessori Schools, Educational Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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Janet S. Millikan; Susan W. Arendt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Unparalleled changes in dietetics education are underway with a new competency-based model and graduate degree requirements. This two-phase mixed methods study explored dietetics directors' perceptions of costs and benefits to implement the new model. First, e-Delphi participants identified 34 cost and 22 benefit items, which were then used to…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Dietetics, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
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Dorothy Nuckols; Isha Chawla; Jesse B. Jurgenson; Jesse M. Ketterman; Jinhee Kim – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Financial health falls under the purview of family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators and financial counselors. It is important for these professionals to understand the complexities of later life financial concerns in order to help prepare individuals at all stages of life for financial health in their senior years. We examined financial…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Money Management, Professional Personnel, Consultants
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Jessica M. Parks; Sheri Worthy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is an interdisciplinary field in which professionals, regardless of their specialty area, will most likely need to interact with individuals and families in poverty. Several tools are available to help instructors teach college students about poverty. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) has been widely…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Family and Consumer Sciences, Poverty, College Students
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Christopher T. Sneed; Ann A. Berry; Marci Hethmon – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Financial management is embedded as a key field of study within the Family & Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge. Through work in classrooms and communities, family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals advance individual well-being and strengthen families by educating and empowering individuals to be sound managers of their finances and…
Descriptors: Financial Education, Money Management, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Elizabeth Fast; Julie Schumacher; Jacqueline Lanier; Jennifer Banning; Amy Bardwell; Teresa Drake; Rachel Vollmer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
Food insecurity affects 11.1% of households in the United States, leaving many families susceptible to poor diet quality (Coleman-Jensen et al., 2021). Food insecurity, as defined by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, can range from a decrease in the quality, variety, or desirability of the diet to disrupted eating patterns and reduced food…
Descriptors: Program Development, Food, Hunger, Food Service
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Dan Moen; Marin Olson; Kory Engelstad; Jill Conlon – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2023
What distinguishes family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers from other teachers in a K-12 setting is the population they teach and the subject matter taught (Poirier et al., 2017). FCS teachers teach students social, emotional, and cognitive skills including cooking, sewing, finance, life/relational skills, and child development. This variety…
Descriptors: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Empathy
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