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Headlines Reveal Critical Life Issues What’s Being Done About Them?
Obesity Epidemic <ul><li>50% of U.S. adults are overweight </li></ul><ul><li>15% of children and adolescents are overweigh...
Consumer Debt/Financial Crises <ul><li>More than 40% of American families spend more than they earn </li></ul><ul><li>Cred...
Lack of School Readiness/Academic Achievement <ul><li>Many children come to school unprepared to learn </li></ul><ul><li>P...
School Dropouts/Unemployment <ul><li>High school dropouts earn one-half the annual income as a high school graduate </li><...
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Provides Solutions! <ul><li>National Standards have been established for educationa...
Sample Courses <ul><li>Nutrition and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Family Financial Management/Consumer Economics </li></ul><...
Sample FCCLA Programs <ul><li>Financial Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Student Body (nutrition) </li></ul><ul><li>Families Firs...
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Making a Difference Today for a Better Tomorrow
Developed by The National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Sources <ul><li>Whitney & Rolfes (2005). Understanding Nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Health Statistics ...
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  1. 1. Headlines Reveal Critical Life Issues What’s Being Done About Them?
  2. 2. Obesity Epidemic <ul><li>50% of U.S. adults are overweight </li></ul><ul><li>15% of children and adolescents are overweight also </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 2/3 of deaths each year are diet-related </li></ul>
  3. 3. Consumer Debt/Financial Crises <ul><li>More than 40% of American families spend more than they earn </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card debt is at an all-time high </li></ul><ul><li>Personal bankruptcy filings have increased by more than 200% during the past decade. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of adults face financial hardships during retirement </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lack of School Readiness/Academic Achievement <ul><li>Many children come to school unprepared to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting practices are linked to brain and other forms of human development </li></ul><ul><li>Family involvement in education predicts academic achievement </li></ul>
  5. 5. School Dropouts/Unemployment <ul><li>High school dropouts earn one-half the annual income as a high school graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Many growing career areas have a shortage of workers due to lack of skilled employees </li></ul>
  6. 6. Family and Consumer Sciences Education Provides Solutions! <ul><li>National Standards have been established for educational programs in these and other important areas </li></ul><ul><li>Curricula and courses exist to address these problems proactively in middle and high schools throughout the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>FCCLA student organization extends learning and provides leadership opportunities for students </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sample Courses <ul><li>Nutrition and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Family Financial Management/Consumer Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Family Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Food Services </li></ul><ul><li>Child Care Services </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sample FCCLA Programs <ul><li>Financial Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Student Body (nutrition) </li></ul><ul><li>Families First </li></ul><ul><li>Power of One </li></ul><ul><li>Stop the Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Career Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders at Work </li></ul>
  9. 9. Family and Consumer Sciences Education Making a Difference Today for a Better Tomorrow
  10. 10. Developed by The National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  11. 11. Sources <ul><li>Whitney & Rolfes (2005). Understanding Nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Health Statistics (2004). Health in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Keown (2004). Personal Finance. </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island KidsCount (2005). The National School Readiness Indicators Initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Bureau of Labor Statustics (2003). Occupational Outlook Handbook. </li></ul>
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