In Lucas County we are fortunate to have school districts that offer Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classes to high school students and some offer it in middle school and/or junior high school. When students are choosing their classes for the next year, it may or may not say “Family and Consumer Sciences” but some of the specific classes that fall under this field might have course titles like: Principles of Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Transitions and Careers, Personal Finance Management, Textiles and Interior Design, Personal Wellness, Human Growth and Development or Child Development. Please encourage students to consider taking these classes!
The following document has a list of classes that Patrice Powers-Baker, OSU Extension, Lucas County, FCS Educator offers to present to middle school/junior high and high school students (in Lucas County Ohio). Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the document describes the following classes:
- Feeding a Family
- Introduction to Local Foods
- “Outlaw” Veggies – what to do with all these vegetables?
- Plan a Menu Garden for Health and Wellness
- PAX Tools for Families and Caregivers
- The Spending Game (aka Count Your Beans)
- Food Choice and Food Insecurity
- Food For Young Children
- Universal Design
- Plastics in the Home
- Real Money Real World
Document for Lucas County FCS teachers, Extension lessons for High School and Middle School FCS classes
In addition to classes that are specifically offered by the FCS Educator, there might be additional options for teachers like partnering with 4H Youth Development or Community Nutrition Education.