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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Versatile field of studyutilizing different areasof expertise to improvequality of life 1780-Count RumfordApplication of science to problems of the household(Domestic Science) 1841- Treatise on Domestic EconomyFirst textbook on home economicsWritten by : Miss Catherine Beecher 1862-Morril Land GrantHigher education availableto the common man.This included programs for women as well 1894- Ellen RichardsFirst school lunch programestablished 1899- First Lake Placid ConventionFocused on raising standard of living in American families 1909- American Home Economics Association 1971- Accreditation of higher education authorized 1994- Name changed to Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well-being,relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. Mission/Purpose Integrative Nature Food and Nutrition Hospitatlity Textiles andApparel Interior Designand Housing Education Family and CommunityServices Human Development Validity of FCS for Families Today -Proper Nutrition -Budgeting -Ensuring basic human needs are met -achieving optimal quality of life -ability to prepare mealswithout wasting -effective communication FCS Now 1750 Sources:,, Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences 2nd Ed., S.Kato & J.Elias
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