American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is a nonprofit membership association representing 5,000 professionals in all areas of family and consumer sciences. AAFCS publishes the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, holds an Annual Conference & Expo in June, and offers multiple certifications and an accreditation program. The mission of AAFCS is to provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field of FCS (formerly home economics) represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues. Today's FCS professionals practice in multiple settings, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, and consultants who address the issues most important to our quality of life.