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Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Dine In Day December 3rd

December 3rd is FCS Dine In Day. This day is set aside for families to eat together. Last year, more than 100,000 people committed to preparing and eating a healthy meal together. This year we are planning to increase to 2000,000. Research has shown that eating together as a family is a bonding experience.”Eating together …

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Ms. Howard’s 5th grade class learns about My Plate

My Plate Lesson Ms. Howard’s Class Jefferson Elementary School September 30, 2015 Recently, Shirley Bouie, Family & Consumer Sciences Jefferson County’s Extension Agent was invited to teach a class on “My Plate” to Ms. Howard’s 5th grade class at Jefferson Elementary School. My Plate shows the five food groups by using a plate. It shows …

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Stirring Up Life Skills

Cooking not only teaches youth about health and nutrition through meal preparation, but reemphasizes life skills and other core competencies.  It is possible to overlook the core concepts that are applied during meal preparation because they are being indirectly reinforced.  For example, notice that 1/2 of the MyPlate icon.  Click here to check out the table to …

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Food Donations that Make a Great Plate

Food Donations That Make a Great Plate (click on this title to see the article)

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