When we think of February, a few celebrations come to mind: American Heart Month, Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day. Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day probably isn’t something you’ve heard about, but it takes place this year on February 15th and highlights the field of study that focuses on the science and art of living and working well in our complex world. Why is the field of FCS important to our daily lives?
FCS professionals help people to:
- Increase their overall quality of life
- Prepare for their careers
- Develop strong relationships
- Make meaningful contributions to our communities
The focus of this year’s FCS Educator Day is: Making a Difference through Family and Consumer Sciences. What are some of the ways FCS Educators make a difference?
Some FCS Educators are assisting individuals in understanding their heart health by reducing cardiovascular risk factors and making healthy behavior changes through the Million Hearts Program. Other Educators provide us with cost effective and healthy recipes for occasions, such as Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day.
FCS Educators encourage us to step out of winter/hibernation mode following Groundhog Day with positive goal-setting to improve our personal and professional lives, whether that involves reducing debt, saving money, strengthening relationships, or taking better care of our physical health. For information regarding the FCS programs offered through the Ohio State University Extension, please visit the Family and Consumer Sciences website, or the Healthy Living Resources telecast.
This year, observe FCS Educator Day by considering how an FCS Educator has made a difference in your life.