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     Certified Financial Planner
  Child Care Worker
  Consumer Affairs Professional
  Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Professional
  Dietetic Technician
  Dietitian
  Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher
  Family Studies Professional
  Gerontologist
  Health and Wellness Professional
  Hospitality Management Professional
  Interior Designer
  Textile and Clothing Specialist

Resources

    Relationships
  A Definition of Fairness
  Active Listening
  Conflict Webs
  Cooperation
  Being Friends
  Listening to Others
  Friendship
  Getting along with Parents
   
  Ethics
  The Lot
  A Single Act of Kindness
   
  Food and Nutrition
  Healthy Body Image
  Nibbles for Health
  Move, Eat & Learn
  Read It before you Eat It
  What size is your serving?
  Calcium—Where to Get It
  Six Easy Bites
  Tasty Tidbits
  Project Helper -Teaching Tips
   
  Child Care
  A Guide to Babysitting
  Babysitting Beginnings
  Stuff to Create With
   
  Rights/Responsibilites
  What Responsibilities Accompany our Rights?
  Bullying
  Dealing with Bullies
  Is Something Bugging You? How to Ask for Help
   
  Health and Safety
  The Clean Team
  Fightbac (bacteria)
  Variety of Fightbac Activities
  Food Safety Activity and Experiments
  Food Safety Quiz for Kids
  How to Get Families Moving
  Staying Strong: Fitness Fun
  Are you "Safety Smart" about Exercise?
  Is Your Body in Balance?
  Are you Up for the 10,000 Step Challenge?
  The President's Challenge
  Althletic Training Presentation
   
  Clothing Care
  Stain Removal Guide
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   Shopping and Care Tips
Laundry Tips

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How does the program work?

The Kids & Family & Consumer Sciences program includes specializations in the human sciences and provides college students and professionals with kits of a wide variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations that are safe and age-appropriate. Existing activities will be collected in a central resource. Each activity will conclude with a short description of the applicable career, including how specialized knowledge is used in professional practice. Examples of activities:

  • Clothing and textiles – Experiment with clothing stains, e.g., comparing use of alcohol and soap/water to remove ballpoint pen ink on clothing. Develop tips for caring for clothing.
  • Nutrition – Compare nutritive value of snacks. Prepare nutritious snacks.
  • Health and wellness - Examine food safety practices. Learn about exercise requirements for health.
  • Consumer education – Compare prices of the same product in newspaper. Make budget for allowance. Evaluate advertising for questionable information and deceptive practices.
  • Interior design – Develop plan for convenient storage in bedroom.
  • Child development – Develop baby-sitting tips. Make plan for reading to a 4-year old or conducting an activity.
  • Family relationships – Practice listening and responding effectively to develop good relationships.
  • Relationships – Discuss ways of stopping bullying. Explore cultural differences and making friends.

Kappa Omicron Nu will post program and resource kits for the Kids & Family & Consumer Sciences program on its Web site. Hard copy may also be made available if free resources are contributed.

What’s Next?

The Kappa Omicron Nu Board of Directors will launch the program with chapters at Conclave 2003. Other high school and college student groups will be encouraged to participate.