Family and Consumer Sciences 




January 16, 2014, Culinary ArtsEastland Career Center





  • Regional Conference December 15, 2014
  • Regional Officer Application, January 21, 2015



Career Day Events

The Ohio FCCLA has decided that career day events with the Cavaliers, Blue Jackets and Columbus Crew will no longer be set at the state level. Chapter advisors may contact and work with those organizations to select dates that will benefit their chapter.


7 Things Students Need to Get a Job at Chick-fil-A

Recently I had the occasion to hear an owner/operator of Chick-fil-A speak about customer service and what separates them from all other fast food restaurants.  "Our people make the difference!"  Because Chick-fil-A places tremendous emphasis on making customers "feel like family," they are extremely careful and meticulous about what they look for in potential customer service associates.  It doesn't matter if you are 15 or 80 years of age, there are 7 characteristics you must possess in order to be considered for hire: continue to read 





Dibble goes Digital 


You asked. We delivered.

Our most popular teaching tools are now online.

Student Body Wants Your Feedback

As you know, FCCLA is revising the Student Body program guide, which will provide resources to enhance student involvement in FACS curriculum and student-directed FCCLA chapter projects.


The new version, which will be unveiled during the 2015 National Leadership Conference, will update the major topics featured in the current guide: eating right, being fit, and making healthy choices. More new content is being added, particularly mental and emotional health issues.


Given that the program guide's focus is expanding, do you think that the title should change, and what would you suggest? Or do you think that "Student Body" still is an appropriate title? Give us your feedback by filling out this short survey by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (please encourage your students to fill out the survey as well!)


Free Resource for the Holidays - Simple Sign Up

You already know there's potential for greatness inside each of your students. Lead2Feed - an FCCLA partner - is a transformative program that will tap that potential and allow them to become strong, service-minded leaders.


Join today and your classroom will become part of a the premier education leadership program in the U.S.! You'll have access to 10 Common Core-aligned videos with corresponding lesson plans, a digital welcome kit, web-based teacher training and much, much more.


FCCLA has set a goal of having at least 200 of our advisers sign up for this valuable resource by December 31, 2014, so Sign Up Now and get ready to show your students how 10 lessons can change your classroom, your community... and the world!

American Cleaning Institute Offering Scholarships to 2015 National Leadership Conference

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is offering a minimum of 2 registration scholarships to chapter members for the 2015 National Leadership Conference. To earn this scholarship ACI is asking chapter advisers to download their Keep Calm and Celebrate Global Handwashing Day poster hereThen, take a selfie holding the Keep Calm poster and send it to Nancy Bock at by December 15. Winners will be notified by December 19.
















The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.  Socrates
Regional Officer Candidates


Regional Officers will be elected at Regional Conference this year. If a candidate receives a Regional Officer position they may not apply for State Officer in the same year. The application and recommendation must be completed and returned to; subject line Regional Officer by January 21, 2015. The term of this office is from February 2015 through February 2016.


Officer responsibilities include attending

  • June Officer Leadership Training
  • Leadership Training in October
  • REC and SEC Council Meeting in December
  • Regional Conference 2016
  • State Leadership Conference (with specific duties to follow).

Official Uniform will be red polo and black pants/skirt.


What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

This new interactive tool is designed to help health professionals and others find nutritious recipes as a key strategy for encouraging children to eat healthier meals. Resources including Recipes for Healthy Kids and the Let's Move! Initiative are available on this website.

Tourism; Human Services

Career, Standards and Assessment Services-Career and Technical Education

(785) 296-4912  


Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - Constituent Update

Constituent Updates are also available on the web at


Home Food Preservation

The National Center for Home Food Preservation, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, is proud to announce the availability of a new youth curriculum to teach hands-on food preservation topics.   Put It Up! Food Preservation for Youth curriculum is a series of informal educational lessons that guide youth to explore and understand the science of safe food preservation. You can find a more complete description and request form (it's free!) at the National Center for Home Food Preservation website,


Take Action Video Contest
Deadline December 12, 2014
National Handwashing Awards Program Deadline - January 31st


Healthy schools, healthy people, it's a SNAP!


SNAP is a national program sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Free downloadable resources are available to help encourage students to wash their hands more often to prevent absenteeism. Advisers are encouraged to work with their FCCLA chapters to create a hand washing program, campaign, or project for their school or community and apply for the national award by January 31st. The top award includes an all-expense paid trip for three to Washington, DC, national recognition, free cleaning products, and a cash award of $5,000. Awards application guidelines, materials and ideas are online at


For more information contact Nancy Bock at


National Drug Facts Week: 
January 26 - February 1





The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites FCCLA to participate in National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), a national health observance from January 26 to February 1, 2015 - now in its 5th year. NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health, developed NDFW to get the science out to teens about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and behavior through community-based events and activities to help shatter their myths about drug abuse and addiction.



Cheryl Hamblin

Family and Consumer Sciences/Ohio FCCLA
25 South Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183



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