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FACS What is it?. Created by Katie Foster Locust Grove High School FACS/Nutrition & Food Science. Family and Consumer Sciences Academic Discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science

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facs what is it

FACSWhat is it?

Created by Katie Foster

Locust Grove High School

FACS/Nutrition & Food Science

quick facts about facs

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Academic Discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science
  • Deals with Relationships between individuals, families and communities as well as the environment they live in.
  • AKA: Home Economics (1993)

Human Sciences

Human Ecology

Quick FACTS about FACS
a little history of facs

Catherine Beecher (sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe)

    • The first to establish the economy of running the home.
    • Mid 19th century North America is talking about domestic science.
A little history of FACS
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Land Grant Colleges

    • Educated farmers wives in managing the farm household
    • Taught agricultural methods and processes
    • Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan early leaders in offering higher education programs to women.
A little history of FACS
ellen swallow richards

Foremost female industrial and environmental Chemist in the US in the 19th century

  • Pioneer for home economics (founded AAFCS)
  • First woman admitted to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • MIT’s First Female Instructor
  • First woman to earn a degree in Chemistry
Ellen Swallow Richards
the betty lamp

Colonials use the lamp to light the home

  • Produced more light than the lamps of its time.
  • Allowed woman to work and learn after dark
  • Symbol of learning
  • AAFCS Logo
The Betty Lamp
organizations

National Association

  • Represents FACS across practice areas & content specializations
  • Public Policy
  • This is the same except that it is strictly the state of Georgia
  • Contributes to AAFCS and is a very active state at the national level.
Organizations
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Founded in 1909 by Ellen Swallow Richards.

  • Founded as the American

Home Economics Association

  • Focus: To improve the quality and standards of individual and family life.
what can you do in facs

Consumer Journalism

  • Family Financial Planning
  • Fashion Merchandizing
  • Furnishings and Interiors
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition Science
  • Housing
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Consumer Foods
  • Consumer Economics
What can you do in FACS?
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Sensory Evaluator

  • Event Coordinator
  • Advertising
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Consumer Banking
  • Layout Designer
  • Media Consultant
  • Television Feature Writer
  • Wealth Management Advisor
  • Designer
  • Boutique Owner
  • Textile Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Buyer
What Can you do in FACS?
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Nutrition Consultant

  • Food Scientist
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Biological Science Aid
  • Business Developer
  • Community Development Administrator
  • Residential Home Loan Officer
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Parent-Child Educator
  • Pre-School teacher
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Flavor Chemistry
  • Brand Development
  • Food & Travel Writer
  • Marketing Associate
  • Product Development Scientist
What Can you do in FACS?