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Ogle, Jennifer Paff; Hyllegard, Karen H.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen; Park, Juyeon – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Fashion FUNdamentals (FF), a STEM enrichment program for middle school girls, offers an alternative approach to STEM education by invoking "fashion" as a catalyst to ignite curiosity about STEM. This study explored whether participation in FF enhanced girls' self-efficacy, knowledge, and interest in math and science. At the conclusion of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, STEM Education
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O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This study explored relationships between the practice of following a hand-written or computer-generated budget and the frequency of performance of positive personal health and financial practices. Data were collected from an online quiz completed by 942 adults, providing a simultaneous assessment of individuals' health and financial practices.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Online Surveys, Adults, Money Management
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Ghighi, Amanda; Maioriello, Gina; Piper, Darlene; Waters, Betty; Vollmer, Rachel L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of the meaningful addition of vegetables, using cauliflower and zucchini, to a pizza crust on the likeability of taste, texture, appearance, and overall preference of the pizza. The likeability testing revealed that the cauliflower variation produced an unacceptable product in texture,…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Preferences, Cooking Instruction
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Brown, Virginia; Koonce, Joan C.; Martin, Ken; Kiss, Elizabeth; Katras, Mary Jo; Wise, Dena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The Extension Committees on Organization and Policy adopted a new Health and Wellness Framework with six priority areas. A health insurance literacy team was appointed to assess current system efforts and develop research, programs, and professional development opportunities. Survey results show that finance educators were the most likely…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Health Insurance, National Surveys, Research Committees
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Slater, Joyce – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
We live in the most complex food environment in human history. Our global food system, which rose over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries, has had an enormous impact on what and how we eat. This arrangement, currently dominated by a small number of "agri-food" companies, has produced an abundance of inexpensive, readily…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction
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Godfrey, Roxie V.; Manis, Kerry T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
To encourage males to enter the teaching field, specifically in family and consumer sciences (FCS), FCS professionals should participate in recruitment initiatives aimed at males. Administrators, teacher educators, career counselors, and FCS teachers can play a significant role in this comprehensive and systematic effort. This paper adopts the…
Descriptors: Males, Teacher Recruitment, Sustainability, Consumer Science
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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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Payne, Pamela B.; Hubler, Daniel S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Students in Family Science often feel that they have an uphill battle to finding career opportunities that maximize their experiences from degree programs. The hallmark of successful programs in Family Science needs to be the development and maintenance of high-quality field experiences for students that align with national standards and…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Field Experience Programs, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
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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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Wright, Lindsay E.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Colleges strive to increase leadership, service, and employability skills of their students; professional organizations are one way for students to learn such abilities. One AAFCS-accredited department has a student organization that has found relative success. Students indicated a desire for additional information about the field of family and…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Student Development, Consumer Science, Social Networks
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Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Obesity has been increasing in all age groups worldwide for the past several decades. Yet for hundreds of years before the last quarter of the 20th century, obesity was not an issue. The etiology and the cure for the obesity epidemic have been elusive. Weight reduction diets and behavior therapy have not produced the desired results. Perhaps…
Descriptors: Obesity, Consumer Science, Etiology, Intervention
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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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Cason, Katherine L.; Chipman, Helen; Forstadt, Leslie A.; Rasco, Mattie R.; Sellers, Debra M.; Stephenson, Laura; York, De'Shoin A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The history of family and consumer sciences (FCS) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is discussed with an emphasis on the critical importance of the human dimension. EFNEP's focus on people, education for change, accountability, strategic partnerships, and public value are highlighted as an example and model for…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Food, Nutrition Instruction
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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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