Family and Consumer Sciences Program

    The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences is "To manage with reason and creativity the challenges across the lifespan of living and working in a global society." Task Force-Future Directions in Family and Consumer Sciences

    “Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is the 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. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.”  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    The curriculum engages students in practical problem solving, including practical reasoning, to clarify personal and family issues, to evaluate alternative choices and their consequences,to develop criteria and standards for making ethical choices, and take action based on the best consequences for self, family, and others.
    Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the academic areas of foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles and human development.

    Coordinator Contact Information:
    Traci Edelman
    650 Westerly Parkway
    State College, PA 16801
    Phone: 272-4097



Last Modified on September 8, 2022