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The history of family and consumer sciences (FCS) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is discussed with an emphasis on the critical importance of the human dimension. EFNEP's focus on people, education for change, accountability, strategic partnerships, and public value are highlighted as an example and model for Extension and FCS programs in general. Future FCS success and sustainability depends on ensuring continued attention to the human dimension, while also addressing workforce, societal, and technological developments.
Human Development and Family Studies, Extension and Outreach
Extension and Outreach; Human Development and Family Studies
Education | Family, Life Course, and Society
Cason, Katherine L.; Chipman, Helen; Forstadt, Leslie A.; Rasco, Mattie R.; Sellers, Debra M.; Stephenson, Laura; and York, De’Shoin A., "Family and Consumer Sciences Focus on the Human Dimension: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Example" (2017). Extension and Outreach Publications. 251.
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