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Dine In Day

Dining In Day FACS BannerDecember 3, 2019

Family and consumer sciences is the field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world.

Family and Consumer Sciences Day is a specific opportunity to promote family and consumer sciences programs, tools, and professionals that support family mealtime.  We ask families to make and eat a healthy dinner together during the week of December 3rd. 

Dining in For Healthy Families was chosen as a theme because:

  • There’s a nationwide obesity epidemic, especially in children and teens, and a lot of that has to do with unhealthy eating and lack of food preparation knowledge.
  • Research has shown that the whole family benefits from family mealtime by having better nutrition, improving family communication, fostering family traditions, and teaching life skills, such as meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation.
  • Encouraging families to prepare simple, healthy meals and eat together supports the essence of family and consumer sciences: “Creating Healthy and Sustainable Families.”

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