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Be inspired: Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

It’s the holidays. It’s winter. We need to get this 2015 party started! We wanted to provide five videos to help you leave 2014 and enter 2015 inspired…

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Be inspired: Ellen Gustafson: Obesity + hunger = 1 global food issue

It’s the holidays. It’s winter. We need to get this 2015 party started! We wanted to provide five videos to help you leave 2014 and enter 2015 inspired…

Ellen Gustafson: Obesity + hunger = 1 global food issue

Be inspired: Kare Anderson Be an opportunity maker

It’s the holidays. It’s winter. We need to get this 2015 party started! Every educator deserves a break – we wanted to provide five videos to help you leave 2014 and enter 2015 inspired…

Kare Anderson Be an opportunity maker

Make a Fun Lunch for the Holidays: Winter snacks

For the holiday we’re going to post some fun lunch pictures from USDA MyPlate – just some ideas to keep your holiday break lunches fun and healthy…

Keeping FACS Alive: Computerized Babies in Texas

promoting-facs-guideThis summer Learning ZoneXpress has been asking teachers how they are keeping FACS Alive in their classrooms and schools. We were thrilled with the response and are happy to share the stories. We would love to hear from you! Help us spread the awareness of FCS in the classroom today and share your story with us. Long live “Home Ec”!

Today’s story…

Our modern day middle school FCS class is “careers based”, which is okay but not wonderful. I enjoy exposing students to college, financial aide, scholarship information etc…, but I think 7th grade is a little early to get excited about a career. On the other hand, these students are just beginning to make personal eating choices and it is obvious that Americans need an education about healthy eating and having a healthy life! My students enjoy learning to cook which alone curbs the likelihood of obesity. We also compare nutrients and calories in foods they eat. My students also experience computerized babies! This project has influenced more than one student to postpone parenting. It is difficult to go to college and have a wonderful career if you have a baby in high school. My students also enjoy sewing. This experience builds confidence and creates a lot of pride. The time management involved in this project is similar to time management on a job.

Barbara Matous