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Celebrate Family and Consumer Sciences Day by Dining In

Join families across America and celebrate the first annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day by dining in on Wednesday, December 3. The event is sponsored by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

AAFCS is asking families to prepare and eat a healthy meal together on December 3 — the birthday of AAFCS Founder Ellen Swallow Richards, the first woman graduate of MIT. She is known as the “Original Home Economics Superwoman.”

Visit the FCS Day website for information on how to participate and spread the word: The goal is to reach 200,000 families, so help get out the word and commit to "Dining In" on December 3. Family and Consumer Sciences Day partners include the USDA and National 4-H Council. Questions? Contact Emily Becher.

Emily Becher, Research Fellow

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