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Susan Turgeson from UW-Stevens Point talks about the value of home economics/family and consumer sciences classes during this hour on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio
The Broadcast

Check out Mark Bittman’s New York Times piece on Michael Pollan’s latest book and the call to bring back gender-neutral home economics: Pollan Cooks!

Check out the Cooking Light Magazine article highlighting the generation of “lost girls (and boys)” who missed basic life skill education taught in today’s family and consumer sciences classrooms: Bring Back Home Economics in Schools!

Home Economics Classes Still Teaching Boys & Girls Valuable Lessons.

Check out the New York Times Op-Ed piece calling for a revival of home economics: Time to Revive Home Ec

Check out the National Public Radio TALK OF THE NATION interview of Helen Zoe Veit, the author of the New York Times Op-Ed piece calling for a revival of home economics: For Healthier Kids, Bring Back Home Ec

Check out the article in Today's Dietitian spotlighting the curriculum at Menomonie High School: Where Has Home Economics Gone? — Experts Speak to the Importance of Food Education in Schools

Hot Topics

Jim Sollisch offers his take on the democratic process, a lifelong love affair, and health as a byproduct of the activity that most defines us as human: Cooking Is Freedom.

Education News explores The Perks of Preschool: Why Early Education is Vital through a series of clever, research-based graphics.

Trust for America’s Health has published the latest statistics and information about America’s obesity epidemic, including how Wisconsin compares to other states across the country.

Family and consumer sciences brand information is now available from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Awards


WAFCS member and family and consumer sciences teacher Veronica Campbell was highlighted by the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) for incorporating energy education and lessons about smart consumption into her curriculum at Clintonville. To read the full article, click here.

Congratulations to Janet Powell, CFCS, 2012 WAFCS Leader Award Winner, and Tiffani Roltgen, CFCS, 2012 WAFCS New Achiever Award Winner, featured in the July 2012 issue of BRAVA Magazine.
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