Family and consumer science

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Family and consumer sciences, or home economics, is an academic discipline which combines aspects of consumer science, nutrition, cooking, parenting and human development, interior decoration, textiles, gardening, and other subjects related to home management.

Family and Consumer Sciences combines social science, including its emphasis on the well-being of families, individuals, and communities, and natural science with its emphasis on nutrition and textile science.

The field as it is today originated from Home Economics; in the U.S. the discipline developed at land grant universities after women appealed to have their own niche while the men studied subjects such as agriculture.

Ironically, many of the people most skilled in home management have never studied Family and Consumer Sciences formally. Many learn these skills in the home, and in the past some have developed their skills at a finishing school.

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