Food & Consumer Education

What is Food and Consumer Education?
 
Food and Consumer Education (FCE) was previously called Home Economics (HE). It is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. HE deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. It includes disciplines in consumer science, nutrition, parenting, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.
Definition from Association of Home Economists Singapore.
 
 
As a subject, it aims provide students with knowledge and skills, and inculcate in them positive attitudes that will empower them to make informed food and consumer choices in their daily life.

There have been rapid changes in Singapore in recent years. Changes in lifestyles include more people eating out and increased expenditure on household items. These changes impact our students significantly as many are left to make decisions on the purchase of food and other consumer products. It is therefore important that the syllabus equips students with the relevant life skills to independently navigate the wealth of information available to them to make informed choices for everyday living.

FCE is compulsory for all lower secondary students in Singapore.


 

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