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Family and Consumer Sciences Overview

  • Development of consumer oriented, family related skills.

  • Practice Leadership skills and roles, take part in community affairs, and demonstrate citizenship responsibility. 

  • Explore career, job and productive leisure opportunities.  Develop skills, knowledge and attitudes for lifelong use.

  • Learn to use accepted practices for mental, physical and emotional health, and to respect yourself and others. 

  • Develop personal integrity, a sense of sportsmanship, team cooperation, and ability to speak in public through participation in related activities, such as demonstrations, talks, judging events, field days, tours and exhibits.

  • Share acquired knowledge and skills with other 4-H members.


Family and Consumer Sciences Projects

 


Breads
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg (Co-Leader Needed)
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Appreciate the nutritional value of breads and grain products as one of the basic food groups.

  • Acquire and demonstrate skills in planning, purchasing, preparing and serving breads and cereals as a part of family meals and snacks.

  • Learn the nutritional contributions and the importance of enrichment and fortification of a variety of breads and cereals.

  • Understand scientific principles about bread making.

  • Appreciate the importance and goodness of grain products in the diet and the cultures around the world.


Child Development and Care
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  • Understand the physical, social and emotional needs of children from birth through adolescence.

  • Learn to help younger children understand their relationships between self, family needs and others.

  • Learn how to provide safe toys and experiences for younger children when caring for them.

  • Investigate child care as a career and profession.


Clothing and Textiles
Project Leader: Leader Needed/Annette Keenberg - Co-Leader
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Build self-confidence by developing self-concept and the ability to make the most of one's personal attributes.

  • Develop judgment and creativity in planning an attractive wardrobe that expresses an individuals lifestyle.

  • Gain consumer skills in making and purchasing clothing and accessories and in purchasing and using equipment related to clothing construction and care.

  • Learn to make wearing apparel, accessories, and embellished clothing for self and others using a variety of methods.

  • Learn effective use of line, color, proportion and balance in expression of personal style.

  • Learn basic principals of pattern drafting and clothing design.

  • Acquire knowledge of fibers, yarns and processes for making fabric.

  • Acquire ability to provide proper storage and care for clothing.


Consumer Education
Project Leader: Leader Needed/Annette Keenberg - Co-Leader
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Understand how personal values, goals and available resources affect consumer behavior.

  • Understand how social, economic and political systems affect consumers and the effect consumers have on these systems.

  • Understand management and economic principles when making consumer decisions.

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of the consumer and of business and act responsibly as a consumer.


Dairy Foods
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  • Become aware of, use and enjoy a variety of dairy foods and learn the contributions they make in a daily diet.

  • Select foods with the nutrients and calories to balance one's daily physical fitness activities.

  • Learn how dairy foods help meet the calcium and protein requirements of people of all ages.

  • Acquire and demonstrate skills in purchasing, preparing and serving dairy foods.

  • Learn and practice proper storage, handling and preparation of dairy foods.


EFNEP - Expanded Food & Nutrition Program (federally funded)

  • Learn nutrition education based on materials centered around the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.


Fashion Revue
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg (Co-Leader Needed)
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Build self-confidence by developing an understanding of line, color, proportion and balance in expression of personal style.

  • Develop skills in planning and selecting suitable, becoming clothing and accessories for different occasions.

  • Gain consumer skills in purchasing clothing and accessories at different types of retail stores and an understanding of fashion styles.

  • Develop good posture and grooming habits.

  • Explore personal style in hair, makeup and colors.

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in planning, presenting and participating in fashion revues.


Foods-Nutrition
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg (Co-Leader Needed)
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader: Nick Keenberg
Members: 1

  • Learn the importance of including foods from each of the basic food groups in the daily diet.

  • Learn about the wide variety of foods which may be included in the diet.

  • Understand the scientific principles of nutrition.

  • Acquire and demonstrate skills in planning, purchasing, preparing and serving tasty, attractive and nutritious meals and snacks.

  • Appreciate the relationship of nutrition and physical fitness to one's physical, mental, social and emotional health.

  • Help one's family and friends recognize the need for and practice of regular exercise and good eating habits.


Food Preservation
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg (Co-Leader Needed)
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Appreciate food as a resource to be conserved by all persons.  Manage food resources through preparation and preservation to conserve money, time and energy.

  • Learn and apply principles of conservation of foods to avoid food waste and maintain the wholesomeness of food.

  • Learn various ways for selecting, preserving, storing, transporting, preparing and serving foods safely in the home and when participating in outdoor leisure time activities.

  • Learn and apply principles of safe handling to prevent food-borne illness and accidents related to food preparation and cleanup.

  • Learn ways to maximize the retention of nutrients through proper food preparing methods.

  • Develop skills essential to the successful preservation of food by canning, freezing and drying, and making jellies, jams and pickles.

  • Assume personal responsibility for proper disposal of food waste to improve the quality of home and community environments.

Home Arts & Furnishing
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg (Co-Leader Needed)
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Learn and apply principles of design and function to make the home more attractive, convenient and comfortable within the family's resources.

  • Plan living spaces in keeping with the needs of family members and experience satisfaction from a home that expresses personal creativity and family life style.

  • Develop an appreciation of and skill in the care and preservation of old and new housing, furnishings and accessories.

  • Develop skills through quality workmanship and recognition of quality products for making changes in the home.

  • Apply techniques of efficient use of energy as it relates to housing, furnishings and home equipment, and explore alternate sources of energy.

  • Explore the application of various household skills as an income supplement.

  • Become aware of the career opportunities both the traditional and non-traditional within the home environment area.


Management, Home & Personal
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  • Set and work toward attainable goals based on values, needs and wants.

  • Learn and use the management process to reach goals and solve problems in everyday living.

  • Develop ability to identify, acquire, allocate and use available resources.

  • Develop decision making and management skills that contribute to goal achievement.


Parenting & Childhood Education (Pace Program)
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Teen Leader:
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  • Learn the responsibilities of being a parent.

  • Understand the growth and development of children.

  • Develop decision making techniques and self-esteem.

 

 

 

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