Presentation on theme: "FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE VS. HOME ECONOMICS PRESENTED BY JANET MCFARLAND, TENNESSEE."— Presentation transcript:
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE VS. HOME ECONOMICS PRESENTED BY JANET MCFARLAND, TENNESSEE
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Ellen Swallow Richards Probably better known as the founder of the American Home Economics Association in 1909, Ellen was the first woman to ever attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1870, the first woman graduate, and the first woman instructor at MIT. She was a tireless advocate for womens education and conducted one of the first correspondence courses to update women teaching science. She is credited with starting the school lunch program that is still in place today as well as providing nutritional information to consumers. She believed in the art of right living and worked her entire life to improve air and water quality as she knew these were the keys to a healthy life.