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Healthy Family and Consumer Sciences Classrooms:  
New Perspectives on Social and Cultural Factors
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A healthy lifestyle is about more than counting your daily servings of vegetables and pumping iron in the gym. It is about overall physical, mental, and social well-being. 

Achieving a healthy lifestyle involves forming good habits, learning how to make decisions, and developing problem-solving, skills.  There is no better place to learn these skills than the family and consumer sciences classroom!

And there is another vital dimension that teachers must master to create a Healthy FCS Classroom—understanding the many social and cultural factors that come into play in today’s multicultural classrooms.  

Learn how to use the latest research-based information and resources to showcase a healthy lifestyle that is relevant for the diverse FCS classrooms of the 21st century.

Register now for this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Healthy Family and Consumer Sciences Classrooms:
New Perspectives on Social and Cultural Factors 

Presented by Candace K. Fox, PhD, CFCS, CFLE

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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More than 1,000 students from foreign countries enter U.S. schools every day.  Our nation is growing more and more culturally and linguistically diverse each day…..creating both a challenge and an opportunity for FCS teachers to be agents of change, and the FCS classroom to be a model for healthy living.

 At the same time, guidelines for living a healthy lifestyle are constantly changing as we absorb new research developments and learn more about the adolescent brain and human behavior.  As a result, professionals often have difficulty keeping pace with the changes, let alone applying it to our classrooms.

This webinar will bring you up to date and offer you powerful and effective methods for teaching your students why it is important to build a healthy lifestyle and how they can do it within their own social and cultural framework.  From research-based nutrition information to model lesson plans and culturally responsive activities, you will come away with a wide range of resources that you can put to use right away.

In just 90 minutes, you will know how to: 

  • Identify social and cultural factors that influence healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Determine ways to showcase the healthy lifestyle information within classrooms, schools, and communities.
  • Develop an understanding of how problem solving can help individuals make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Create and apply healthy choices within the classroom related to healthy lifestyle choices.

Get ready to inject some new life into your curriculum and create a Healthy FCS Classroom at your school!  And your students will walk away with not only essential life skills, but also a deeper understanding of why a healthy lifestyle matters.

And here’s a bonus benefit of having a Healthy FCS Classroom

To sustain FCS programs in schools, we need to have a product that everyone wants, not the old outdated model. Classrooms (and teachers) that advocate a healthy lifestyle might be that product.

About the Presenter:

Candace PhotoCandace K. Fox, PhD, CFCS, CFLE, has been teaching Family and Consumer Sciences content courses, including Nutrition, at Mount Vernon Nazarene University for 28 years.  She has taught Nutrition to FCS majors as well as Physical Education and Nursing majors.  She integrates aspects of a healthy lifestyle in her content, including physical activity, culture, socioeconomic factors, age, and gender. The applied focus of her work requires her to stay up-to-date on current research and resources. 


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