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Richie, Sara J.; Dickrell, Karen; Jensen, Jane; Litzelman, Kristin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
As our communities age, it is increasingly important to address the needs of older adults and their families. Aging-friendly community initiatives can help older adults age in place in their homes or communities and support the well-being of their families and caregivers. We developed and evaluated the demand for and practicality of a facilitation…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Well Being, Family Environment
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Spangler, Alice A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to explore coverage of obesity-related topics in the early years of "Journal of Home Economics (JHE)." Utilizing HEARTH, a Boolean search for obesity-related terms and topics was used to analyze volumes beginning with 1909, continuing to 1910, and every five years to 1940. Coverage of the obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Nutrition
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Rusell, Mia B.; Liggans, Girvan L.; Attoh, Prince A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The active engagement of educators within the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline is an important area of interest to Cooperative Extension. Using job demands-resources theory (JD-R), this study was designed to investigate the impact of job demands and job resources on engagement of FCS educators. Results showed "job demands"…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Extension Education
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Ellery, Jane; Ellery, Peter; MacKenzie, Annah; Friesen, Carol – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
For more than a century, improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities has been the cornerstone of the work of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals. This began with our founder, Dr. Ellen Swallow Richards, and it continues today. As FCS professionals, we focus on helping people make wise, informed decisions…
Descriptors: Well Being, Consumer Science, Quality of Life, Educational Objectives
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Roubanis, Jody L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fundamental moral implications for professional practice inherent to the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) are revealed by using paradigms conventional to normative ethics. A product-oriented teleological ethic is linked to the FCS-BOK core concepts: basic human needs, individual well-being, family strengths, and community…
Descriptors: Ethics, Consumer Science, Professionalism, Moral Values
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Radunovich, Heidi Liss; Ellis, Sarah; Spangler, Taylor – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Demonstrating program impact through behavior change is critical for the continued success of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Cooperative Extension programming. However, the literature suggests that simply providing information to participants does not necessarily lead to behavior change. This study pilot tested the integration of Motivational…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Extension Education, Questioning Techniques, Behavior Change
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Hendrickson, Lori Ann; Croymans, Sara; Cronin, Sarah – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This article describes how Extension educators built on traditional community organizing approaches by engaging an advisory board and utilizing new technologies to co-create a video series supplement to "Recovery After Disaster: Family Financial Toolkit." The intent was to assist disaster professionals and survivors in making informed…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Community Coordination, Technology Uses in Education
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Franck, Karen; Penn, Allisen; Wise, Dena; Berry, Ann – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Responding to reduced funding and organizational restructuring, many state Extension programs have reorganized counties into regional-based entities and limited family and consumer sciences (FCS) to specialized programs in areas such as foods and nutrition (Braverman, Franz, & Rennekamp, 2012; Franz & Cox, 2012; White & Teuteberg,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Extension Agents, Competency Based Education, Faculty Development
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Carroll, Jan B.; Chamberlin, Barbara; Devall, Esther; Dinstel, Roxie; Hauser-Lindstrom, Doreen; Petty, Barbara D. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Extension professionals in the Western Region proclaimed The Timberline Manifesto at their 100-year celebration, "Centennial on the Summit," at Mount Hood, OR, in 2014. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) leaders relate this platform to the future of FCS: our opportunities for success in engagement, integration, technology, demand-driven…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Extension Education, Agenda Setting, Educational Objectives
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Holland, Jacqueline M.; Coleman, LaTasha – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The health and well-being of adolescents continue to be in jeopardy due to a lack of proper nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle. A collaborative effort between two Maryland entities, Prince Georges County Family and Consumer Sciences Department and the University of Maryland Expanded Food and Nutrition Program, involved a…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Classroom Techniques, Integrated Activities
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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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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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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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Hoffman, Katie; Cummins, Melissa; Hansen, Lyle; Petty, Barbara; Tifft, Kathee; Laumatia, Laura – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
In order to meet clientele needs and strengthen family and consumer sciences (FCS) programming, University of Idaho Extension educators expanded their roles through the Horizons program--a community leadership program, funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, aimed at reducing poverty in small rural and reservation communities. This study measured…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Extension Education, Rural Extension
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Shirley, Lindsey; Roark, Mark F.; Lewis, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Utah State University Cooperative Extension programming, provided through the historic land-grant system, is one method used to meet the needs of residents located in rural communities. Residents in a Central Utah county need Cooperative Extension programs to address the health and wellness of their rural community. According to the Utah…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Activities, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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