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Kihm, Holly Spencer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The incidence of overweight and obesity among children and young adolescents remains unacceptably high and places our youth at risk for several negative outcomes. Recognizing the need for a youth-focused weight management program in our community, the researcher developed, implemented, and evaluated a small pilot study, FitKids. The aims of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Early Adolescents, Body Weight
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Dunn, Carolyn; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Baughman, Kristen; Levine, Katrina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Cook Smart, Eat Smart (CSES) is a 12-hour cooking school that teaches participants to prepare nutritious, delicious food using simple, healthy preparation techniques, basic ingredients, and minimal equipment. The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the impact of CSES on food preparation and meal consumption behavior. Program outcomes include…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Health Promotion
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Smith, Kathleen R.; Apple, Laurie; Souhtward, Leigh – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Guided by the five cross-cutting themes of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Body of Knowledge (BOK) two capstone courses (C[superscript 2]) in Apparel Studies were designed to help prepare students for careers, further study, or both.
Descriptors: Clothing, Consumer Science, Family Programs, Curriculum Design
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Diddi, Sonali; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The concept of learning outside of the traditional, formal classroom setting is an important component of family and consumer sciences (FCS) educational pedagogy. Methods of learning beyond the FCS classroom include visiting museums, accessing archives--both in person and virtually--and participating in field studies (Roehl, 2013). Although many…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Textiles Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wuest, Beth; Hustvedt, Gwendolyn; Kang, Jiyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) brand, "creating healthy and sustainable families," implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializations to those majoring in other fields on constructs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Kihm, Holly Spencer; Rolling, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Although the prevalence of childhood obesity has not increased in recent years, it remains unacceptably high and warrants continued study. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential relationship between weight status and length of sleep (both daytime and nighttime) among preschool children. Special attention was given to the role…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Prevention, Obesity
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Shippy, Nicole; Washer, Barton A.; Perrin, Billie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Grading according to standards, competencies, or concepts is nothing new.With the current grading system gaining more scrutiny, parts of the basic framework of how we grade students are being questioned. Stephens (2010) and Marzano and Heflebower (2011) reinforced the notion that homework, behavior, attendance, notebooks, and group work should not…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grading, Mastery Learning, Mastery Tests
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Jackson, Vanessa P.; Wesley, Scarlett C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe an educational partnership experience between rural retailers and graduate students in a Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles program. Students were afforded an opportunity to work with small business owners in rural communities, giving them real world exposure to the actual challenges being faced by…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Partnerships in Education, Retailing, Merchandising
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Hurst, Jessica L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
In today's competitive job market, education is increasingly touted as necessary preparation for the workplace (Joyce, Hassall, Montano, & Anes, 2006). The literature suggests that one of the most important skill sets identified by both educators and practitioners is the need for numerical competency and analytical proficiency (Joyce et…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Numeracy, Thinking Skills, Consumer Science
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Werhan, Carol R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
A national survey of secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs from 2010-2012 academic years indicates that 3,427,601 students were enrolled in FCS classes and were taught by 27,894 FCS teachers. These numbers show a decline in enrollment and teachers over the past 10 years (Werhan & Way, 2006). However, FCS secondary programs…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, National Surveys, Consumer Science, Family Programs
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Scholl, Jan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
For many years, overall graduate research productivity has been reported annually by several authors in the December issue of the "Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal." The knowledge gleaned from a century's worth of Extension studies is valuable because it can improve our ability to build on prior research, particularly…
Descriptors: Productivity, Extension Education, Consumer Science, Family Programs
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Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic Americans
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Branscum, Anne Y.; Sciaraffa, Mary A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The members of the Millennial Generation (born between 1981-1999) are now graduating from college and obtaining their first post-graduate positions. For many Millennials, this will be the first professional interaction they have with mature adults. This study surveyed the attitudes of the Millennial Generation using the Multidimensional Attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults, Young Adults
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Schuster, Ellen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Much has been written about hybrid or blended learning in K-12 and higher education. In hybrid, or blended learning, face-to-face and online delivery of content are provided. The challenge is how best to use each delivery mode to optimize learning. For example, students may view videos or other multimedia content outside of class, with class time…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Blended Learning, Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction
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Temple, Julie A.; Potthoff, Joy K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Introductory interior design texts adopted by design educators present information relevant to both historical and contemporary issues in interior design. According to one author, they provide a "survey of the field of interior design as it now exists" (Pile, 2007). A comparison of the content of contemporary texts with those of more…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Introductory Courses, Interior Design, Textbooks
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