Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 FCS Day, "FCS Ties it All Together," on December 3rd! Special thanks to those that shared their stories, recipes, and designs with us!  #FCSsuccess

FCS Day 2021 Celebration Recap

Celebrating FCS Day 2021: FCS Ties It All Together, was a special way to honor our founder Ellen Swallow Richards and her work in the field! #FCSsuccess!

See how impactful our signature event has been this year! Click on graphic to expand:

We can't wait to celebrate next year's FCS Day with you! Please bookmark this webpage and check back in June for more information on the upcoming event in December 2022! #FCSDay

About the 2021 Theme

With the increased popularity of cooking, the rising craft movement, and interest in retro fashion and vintage look, the apron has made a comeback.  While aprons have many benefits, the most important is likely the functionality and protection they provide.  The apron can also tie to many careers!  Chefs in homes and restaurants appreciate a good apron (or chef coat) to keep their clothes clean.  Aprons allow for a safe and hygienic working environment.  In fact, the apron or lab coat is listed as one of the required pieces of protective equipment in the lab.  

The apron has long been a symbol of generosity and hospitality!  One of its most noteworthy qualities is helpfulness.  Like the apron, Family and Consumer Sciences professionals "give generously" to the individuals, families, and communities that they serve and are some of the most hospitable individuals!




The 2021 special birthday celebration was held on Friday, December 3rd at 7 PM Eastern. The event featured:
  • two presenters, EllynAnne Geisel and Dan Wagner; 
  • designs submitted in the FCS Day Design Showcase;
  • favorite healthy recipes; and
  • personal or professional stories and inspirations!

Didn't get to attend?  Here is the recording of the event. 

NOTE: Post-event, all registrants will be emailed a link to the recording and a PDU certificate -- 1 PDU is earned via watching the live event or recording. Click here to access the PDU certificate for the event.

FCSRJ Virtual Issue

In partnership with Wiley, AAFCS proudly releases a special virtual issue of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal to celebrate FCS Day 2021. 

Free access is provided through December 31, 2021.

FCSRJ: "FCS Ties it All Together"