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Celebrate Family & Consumer Sciences Day by “Dining In” for Healthy Families on December 3rd!

FCS is the field of study focused on the science and art of living and working well in our complex world. We celebrate on December 3rd to recognize our profession’s founder, Ellen S. Richards, first woman to graduate of MIT, whose birthday was December 3rd.

Celebrate Family & Consumer Sciences Day by “Dining In” for Healthy Families on December 3rd!

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FCS Day is a specific opportunity to promote family and consumer sciences programs, tools, and professionals. We ask families to make and eat a health dinner together during the week of December 3rd.

Why Dine In for healthy families?

  • There’s a nationwide obesity epidemic, especially in children and teens, and a lot of that has to do with unhealthy eating and lack of food preparation knowledge.
  • Research has shown that the whole family benefits from family mealtime by having better nutrition, improving family communication, fostering family traditions, and teaching life skills, such as meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation.
  • Encouraging families to prepare simple, healthy meals and eat together supports the essence of family and consumer sciences: “Creating Healthy and Sustainable Families.”

How to Dine In and celebrate FCS Day:

  1. Click Here to commit to Dining In on December 3rd.
  2. Promote #FCSday by
    • Changing your Facebook profile photo to the I’m “Dining In” logo. Or, add our FCS Day Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile photo.
    • Asking your friends and family to “Dine In.”
    • Adding the “Dining In” logo to your email signature.
  3. Take a photo of your family preparing a healthy meal and post it to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using #FCSday and #healthyfamselfie.

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