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    Family and Consumer Science (FACS) programs and courses are designed to empower individuals and families throughout their lifespan to manage the challenges of living in a global society. FACS provides individuals with the practical knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills needed to address problems in diverse families, community, and work environments. These challenges include balancing personal, home, family and work lives.

    Students will acquire marketable skills to be successful in life management, employment, and career development, promote optimal nutrition and wellness as well as manage resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.

    Course currently offered at Croom Vocational High School:

    FINANCIAL LITERACY:   (1/2 CREDIT)

    • Prerequisite:  none  Recommendation:  This course is designed for 11th and 12th grade students.  This semester course presents a variety of units to assist the eleventh and twelfth grade student in preparing for the future.  A multi-material approach to learning is used in fostering the development of life skills necessary for students living on their own.  The instructional units focus on developing communication skills, decision-making, setting career goals, strengthening relationships, managing resources, creatively expressing fashion and implementing wellness into their lifestyle.  

    FOODS AND NUTRITION (1/2 CREDIT)

    • Prerequisite:  none.  Recommendation:  Students should take this as their first Foods course.  This quarter course is designed to strengthen the understanding and importance of nutrition as it relates to wellness. The focus of this course is to assist students in making healthy good choices based on the dietary guidelines, food guide pyramid, and nutrient groups.  Knowledge and understanding of these elements will enable students to select, plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals.  Safety and sanitation of food are emphasized.  Students will practice effective management skills and apply consumer decision making skills in all aspects of meal planning and food preparation.  Weight control and exercise will be examined as factors promoting wellness.  Students will develop a portfolio and explore career paths that lead to employment in the field of nutrition.  Field experiences in this course will include interviewing and job shadowing profession in the field.

    FOOD TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY (1/2 CREDIT)

    • school suppliesPrerequisite:  none. Recommendation:  Students should take Foods & Nutrition 1 prior to taking this course.  This quarter course presents a variety of units to assist high school students to appreciate the interrelationship of food science and nutrition.  Emphasis is placed on food and its affects on the body.   A scientific approach to purposeful laboratory experiences allows students to evaluate specific foods and their properties.  Students cooperatively research the role technology plays in food processing and study appliances of the past, today, and into the future.

     A Note from the teacher

     

     

    My name is Mrs. Lanier-Williams, and I am the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Teacher at Croom Vocational High School.  As a FACS teacher it is my mission to help prepare students to become self-sufficient and productive young adults in society.  The courses I teach will help students learn how to manage their personal finances, maintain a home and prepare well balanced meal.

     

    Thank you for visiting my page, I hope you found the information here helpful. If you have any questions or concerns about your child progress in one of the course please feel free to e-mail me at Ruthdasia.Lanier@pgcps.org 

     

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