N.H. Department of Education family and consumer sciences requirements
Windham High School students Gabi Hatem, left, and Maureen Wheeler, right, talk with their classmates and eat zucchini applesauce muffins that they made in Kay Shoubash's family and consumer science class in Windham on Thursday, May 23, 2013. "The class is fun," Hatem said. "In high school you don't have a lot of time to eat well, but this class teaches you that you can." (TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »
The New Hampshire Department of Education currently requires high schools to offer three credits worth of family and consumer sciences. Here is the breakdown of those requirements:
∎ 1/2 credit must focus on financial literacy, interpersonal relationships, communications and conflict resolution, and positive adult roles.
∎ 2 1/2 credits must come from career, community and family relations; consumer and resource management; foods, nutrition and wellness; hospitality, tourism and facilities management; housing and textiles; and human growth and development.
Examples of family and consumer science courses:
∎ Foods and nutrition
∎ Food science
∎ Pastry arts
∎ World cuisine
∎ Interior design
∎ Fashion design
∎ Independent living
∎ Parenting and child development
∎ Human relations
∎ Teen relations