Family and Consumer Sciences

Fall Update

Family and Consumer Sciences Day

Promote Family and Consumer Sciences Day on December 3rd by committing to Dine In with your friends and family. Commit by Clicking Here.
Don't forget to utilize this day to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and FCS teacher recruitment. Read below for more ideas related to these topics and other upcoming events.

In addition to the general suggestions on how to participate in Family & Consumer Sciences Day, there are many more specific ways that family and consumer sciences secondary education professionals can promote this special event!

  1. Use the lesson plan and materials provided for FCCLA@TheTable at Take the FCCLA pledge!
  2. Ask your students to “Dine In” on December 3rd! Give "Dining In" stickers to all who commit.
  3. Hang a “Dining In” poster in your classroom and/or where other students can see it.
  4. Print “Dining In” flyers for your students to take home.
  5. Share information about Family & Consumer Sciences Day with school publications.
  6. Ask students to share their favorite family recipes and suggest ways to make them healthier.
  7. Create a class cookbook (print or digital).
  8. Use “Dining In” as a way to discuss similarities and differences across cultures.
  9. Prepare simple, healthy meals in your food lab prior to Family & Consumer Sciences Day.
  10. Customize our proclamation template and ask your principal/superintendent to declare Family & Consumer Sciences Day at your school/in your school district!
  11. Customize the press release template to share how your school celebrated and send to local media.

Network Meetings- Register Now

Don't forget to register for the upcoming network meetings
Fair Oaks Farms

856 N 600 E
Fair Oaks, IN 47943

9:00 am-2:00 pm CST 10:00 am-3:00 pm EST

J. Everett Light

1901 E 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46240

9:30 am-3:00 pm EST

J. Everett Light

1901 E 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46240

9:30 am-3:00 pm EST
For more information, visit AAFCS Indiana's Website


Spring Family and Consumer Sciences Conference

Thursday evening- April 21, 2016 AAFCS Awards Banquet and Private Dining at Courses Restaurant at Ivy Tech's Central Campus- Check out this spectacular view
Friday- April 22, 2016 Spring Family and Consumer Sciences Conference at Ivy Tech Corporate College- Check out their amazing facilities in their Culinary Program

Sponsor or Exhibit

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America and Indiana ProStart

State Leadership Conference

February 26th and 27th, 2016

Marriott East 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis

Indiana Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and ProStart Culinary competition will be hosting a conference for approximately 1000 middle school, high school, teachers, parents and advisers in Family and Consumer Sciences and related areas.

February 25 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Exhibitor Registration and Set Up

February 26 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Registration and Set Up continues

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Exhibits Open

All Indiana Family & Consumer Sciences Professionals

Statewide Professional Development Conference

April 22, 2016

Ivy Tech Community College 2820 N. Meridian Street

View Conference and Hotel Information at

All Indiana Family and Consumer Sciences professionals will gather for a spring conference. The conference will host more than 350 professionals in the various areas of family & consumer sciences. A discount is available for exhibitors and sponsors who choose to exhibit at both conferences.

April 22 7:00 am-7:45 am Exhibitor Set Up continues

8:00 am-3:00 pm. Exhibit Hours 3:15 pm Dismantle

Questions: Contact Kristy Garcia, Exhibits Manager:

Phone: 317-340-0668 E-mail

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ProStart Scholarship Program

Indiana ProStart/FCCLA is starting a scholarship program for deserving students in culinary arts and hospitality management. They are working on individual, business, and industry sponsors for the scholarships. If you have suggestions or know an individual or business that may be interested, please have them contact: Kristy Garcia

Phone: 317-340-0668 E-mail