FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

The core objective of Family and Consumer Science programming is to create opportunities for students to explore a variety of independent living skills including; nutritional decision-making, food preparation & modification, safety & sanitation and current food industry trends.  Our cross-curricular, hands-on approach engages all students.  Learning important nutritional knowledge and skills impacts a student’s ability to make healthy decisions.  The introductory Experimental Foods course at the Scituate High School is an elective class designed to teach basic food preparation skills with healthy nutritional choices as the foundational theme.  Advanced courses such as American Regional Cuisine & Cultures and International Cuisine & Cultures deepen mathematics, science and social studies inter-disciplinary connections by integrating kitchen calculations, foods lab experiments and economics as well as an understanding of historical developments and diverse cultural traditions.

In addition to Family and Consumer Science programming during the school day, the following supporting/extension opportunities may be integrated to enrich student experiences:

  • Community Service based activities with the Senior Center and Scituate Food Pantry
  • Interdisciplinary Empty Bowl Project
  • Career exploration in Family and Consumer Science and Culinary Arts

TIME ON LEARNING:

  • Grade 9 – 12: Have the opportunity to experience Family and Consumer Sciences programming if selected as an elective.

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES FACULTY:

Jenn Wade-Baker Scituate High School This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SUPPORTIVE WEBSITES:

USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/myplate

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.

United States Department of Agriculture Partnership For Food Safety Education

http://www.fightbac.org/

Fight BAC – Fight Bacteria!  An excellent resource for a variety of food safety related questions as well as a great educational tool for students, families and teachers!

TeenHealth Food and Fitness Information

http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/

This is a place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, food, fitness, and life.  TeenHealth is accessible 24 hours a day to get doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions.

Hungry Girl  

http://www.hungrygirl.com/

A great website for both males and females that assists adults in making modifications to their diets, recipes & overall health.

The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition

http://www.johnstalkerinstitute.org/alist/

The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (JSI) at Framingham State University supports healthy students and schools in Massachusetts with The A-List.  The A-List is an up-to-date and ever-expanding list of vending and snack products that meet the MA Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages in Public Schools.

 

 

 

 

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