International Federation of Home Economics
13th March 2018
WORLD HOME ECONOMICS DAY 2018
“HOME ECONOMICS LITERACY: SKILLS FOR HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE
The theme of the World Home Economics Day 2018 (WHED 2018)
“Home Economics Literacy: Skills for Healthy and Sustainable Cooking”
supports these two main aims of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
1. Reduce Non Communicable Diseases and
2. Food Safety to avoid Foodborne Illness.
With the topic of the WHED 2018 the International Federation for Home Economics
(IFHE) underlines the significance of Home Economics Education for all!
Food Safety and Healthy Diets are key aspects of Home Economics Education in the
subject “Food and Nutrition”.
Healthy Cooking to Reduce Non Communicable Diseases
The WHO Healthy diet Fact sheet N°394 points out the consequences of healthy diet
and unhealthy diet in correlation with lack of physical activity.
The WHO action plan aims to reduce the Non Communicable Diseases by 25% until 2025.
Home Economics Education enables children, adults and professionals to plan and
prepare healthy diets, which are relevant from the first day of life until the old age.
Healthy Cooking to Reduce Foodborne Illness
Eating contaminated food is an important cause of illness, disability and deaths around
the world, as revealed by the first ever WHO Estimates of the Global Burden of Foodborne
diseases published in December 2015.
Consumers play major Role in Food Safety
The WHO highlights, even though food producers have the primary responsibility to
keep the food we buy safe, consumers have an important part to play. Knowing our
food, and the associated benefits of being an empowered consumer, should be taught
from the youngest possible age. https://www.unspecial.org/2015/04/empoweredchildren-are-the-best-health-ambassadors/2/
Washington State University Extension is offering the ServSafe Manager Certification training for teachers, food service managers, culinary instructors, students and other individuals who have responsibility for teaching, learning or implementing best practices in food safety and food preparation.
Food safety training is a commitment, a mindset and a smart business practice for everyone involved in food preparation or food service operations. Trained people in the food business support safe food handling practice.
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Location: Washington Annual FCS Conference, Great Wolf Lodge – Centralia
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes testing)
ServSafe is a nationally recognized, comprehensive food safety training and certification program for anyone involved in food preparation or the food service industry. The training includes the latest updates in food safety and best practices used in the industry to implement critical food safety procedures. It is the highest standard in food safety training and certification to keep food safe and protect the public from foodborne illness. In addition to learning about preventive measures to keep food safe, the course also includes crisis management and handling emergency situations. ServSafe training is an opportunity to obtain nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association.
The cost for this course is $130 and includes the textbook and test. Each participant needs his/her own textbook. Pre-study is highly recommended. Upon receipt of registration money, the textbook will be mailed to you. Successful completion of the course includes a ServSafe certificate for 5 years.
The registration form can be found in the link below. Fill out the registration form in the link and mail to WSU Extension with your payment. Registration should be received by October 1 to assure a textbook and ample study time. Class size is limited to 25 people.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact Margaret at 509.745.8531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTE Announces Retired Washington CTE Specialist
as 2018 National Award Winner
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Roxanne L. Trees, CTE Specialist of Seattle Public Schools in Seattle, Washington, as the recipient of the 2018 National ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes CTE professionals for their leadership on behalf of ACTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time.
Roxanne Trees has spent a lifetime in CTE, beginning in the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) classroom and finishing as a CTE specialist for Seattle Public Schools (SPS) at the time of her retirement. “A fraction of Ms. Trees’ achievements could fill the lifetime of a more ordinary person,” says Shepherd Sigel from SPS. “But Roxanne Trees is no ordinary person.”
Beginning in 1995, Trees managed $3 million for Health & Human Service (HHS) programs to enhance classroom instruction and upgrade their materials and technology. In 1998, Trees presented the Family & Consumer Sciences Education (FACSE) National Standards in the Washington state roll-out. Trees also developed 35 SPS cross-credit courses matching content standards in Lab Science, Math, Health, Social Studies, and World Languages; organized HHS professionals to review the National Standards, 21st Century skills, and update their courses; led HHS staff to review/recommend articulation of 44 courses for in-demand careers and college degrees; and participated on Governor’s task forces writing State Health & Fitness standards and CTE cross equivalency. Trees helped establish HOSA and FCCLA chapters in every HHS high school program in Seattle Schools, as well as Project Lead the Way biomedical programs.
On administration of the Carl Perkins Grant, Trees led consolidated program reviews, a federal fact-finding review, and Office of Civil Rights reviews to share strategies and data on improving equity and access to CTE programs. She gave Congressional testimony for the White House Conference on Families, testified to the Washington legislature regarding CTE access, and petitioned the State School Board to expand Health, Mental Health, and FCS curriculum. During her role as President of Washington ACTE, Trees agreed to serve a second term to support the organization during the hiring of a new Executive Director. Trees has won many awards and honors for her instruction and leadership, and has been featured on National Public Radio and in Time Magazine. In her retirement, Trees continues to assist the Seattle College District as an observer, mentor and supervisor of teachers completing their final CTE practicum prior to full certification.
Trees was one of five finalists for the 2018 national title. The national winner was announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on Wednesday evening, December 6, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Fall Issue of the WAFCS Connections Newsletter is now available!
Dr. Alberta Dee Hill, 98, passed away March 18th, 2017, at her home in Meridian, Idaho.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 31st in Emmett, Idaho. Burial followed in the Emmett Cemetery.
There was a Memorial and Celebration of her life on Saturday, April 8th, at The United Church of Moscow, in Moscow, Idaho.
The service was attended by many of Alberta’s colleagues from Washington State University and members of the United Church of Moscow, Alberta’s home church. The service was conducted by Rev. Jodie Tooley, friend and pastor of Alberta. Memories were shared by Alberta’s family and friends. A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
Dr. Hill was an iconic presence for the Family and Consumer Sciences, and a role model for many FCS professionals. She was active in the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), the Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS), and in more recent years in the International Federation of Family & Consumer Sciences (IFHE). She extensively traveled throughout her life, promoting the strengthening of individuals, families, and communities around the globe. Alberta will be missed by all.
Click below for a brief glance to her life and accomplishments.
WAFCS Presdient Rene Ketchum has created a YouTube video featuring Dine In Day in Toledo, Washington. Check it out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnD9v7Fhfzw&feature=youtu.be