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The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences is the official publication of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Each issue of the Journal contains the following professional and exclusive features:
  • Scholarly peer-reviewed articles
  • Practical information geared toward family and consumer sciences professionals
  • News and information about AAFCS

In response to member feedback, the Journal now presents more columns and articles on trends and developments in the field, best practices, resources, and opinions. The Journal features knowledge gained from the research and academic arenas and focuses on how this knowledge can be applied by practitioners in the field.

The Journal is published four times a year: Winter (late January), Spring (mid- April), Summer (mid-August), and Fall (mid-November). It is indexed by the Family Index Database, Family and Society Studies World Wide, and the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). All AAFCS members receive a subscription to the Journal.

For information about joining AAFCS, which includes a subscription to this journal, visit the AAFCS website links below and click on Membership . Nonmembers and institutions can subscribe to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences through IngentaConnect by selecting the Purchase Subscription link below. Individual issues and articles can also be purchased by browsing to the issue or article pages.

Publisher: American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

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Volume 109, Number 2, Spring 2017
Improving the Health and Well-Being of a Changing Society
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Point of View

Positive Aspirations of Health and Wellness
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Hall, Scott S.

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Did We Make a Difference?
pp. 6-6(1)
Author: Whitbeck, Duane

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Features

Placemaking: An Engaged Approach to Community Well-being
pp. 7-13(7)
Authors: Ellery, Jane; Ellery, Peter; MacKenzie, Annah; Friesen, Carol

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Food Literacy: A Critical Tool in a Complex Foodscape
pp. 14-20(7)
Author: Slater, Joyce

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Using a Human Ecosystems Approach to the Obesity Epidemic
pp. 21-26(6)
Authors: Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret

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Scholarship

Positive Health and Financial Practices: Does Budgeting Make a Difference?
pp. 27-36(10)
Authors: O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen

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A Serving of Vegetables in Pizza? Evaluating the Nutritional Value and Likeability of Pizza Crust With the Addition of Zucchini or Cauliflower
pp. 37-43(7)
Authors: Ghighi, Amanda; Maioriello, Gina; Piper, Darlene; Waters, Betty; Vollmer, Rachel L.

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Process Versus Product: What Ethic Does The FCS-BOK Uphold?
pp. 44-47(4)
Author: Roubanis, Jody L.

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Practice

Filling the Educator Pipeline: Recruiting Male Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers
pp. 48-53(6)
Authors: Godfrey, Roxie V.; Manis, Kerry T.

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Strategies

Student Organizations: Promoting Student Development in FCS
pp. 54-56(3)
Authors: Wright, Lindsay E.; Kimberly, Claire

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Family Science and Community-Based Learning: Using Speed Networking
pp. 57-61(5)
Authors: Payne, Pamela B.; Hubler, Daniel S.

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Special Section

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Inside AAFCS

Inside AAFCS
pp. 66-66(1)

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JFCS Themes for 2018

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