New Hampshire Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Welcome to the web site of the New Hampshire Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NHAFCS). We are an affiliate member of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).


WMRHS FCCLA Future Career Leaders of America needs your help to support these four juniors in getting to nationals!

Here is how you can help:

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Windham High School Job Opening

May 14, 2019

Windham, NH

Per the CBA of the Windham Education Association (Permanent) + Per the collective bargaining unit of the Windham Education Association

Job Summary: The chosen candidate must have strong content background knowledge, be able to build and maintain strong relationships with students, be on the cutting edge of strong instructional strategies, and be able to collaborate with colleagues. For complete job description and benefits package information please go to

Qualifications: Must possess valid NH Department of Education teacher certification in Comprehensive Family and Consumer Science (0900). Two years of teaching experience is preferred.

Application Procedure: Please apply online at: Please do not call the school.

job ref.#: JOB ID #1431 tel: 603-845-1550 fax: (603) 845-1551



May 9, 2019 - This photo was taken during our May NHAFCS Board meeting to honor Mental Health Awareness Month. From left to right: Ellen Dubois, Candice Hancock, Bernadette Olsen, David Elliot, Hannah Millon-Garvey and Paula Garvey

AAFCS responds to Rachel Ray's statement on national television


By Sophy Mott posted 03-29-2019 12:00 AM

"On Thursday, March 28th, 2019, AAFCS learned that Rachael Ray had commented on a Good Morning America segment that home economics wasn't taught in schools any longer. AAFCS immediately responded via Twitter and Facebook, and followed up with the letter (linked here) to the producers at the Rachael Ray Show. We look forward to continuing the conversation with Ms. Ray!"

New Hampshire Family and Consumer Science Association announces our 2019 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Wendy MacArthur-Keith of Cooperative Middle School in Exeter! Please click here to read more about Wendy's valuable contributions to Family & Consumer Sciences education in New Hampshire!

NHAFCS is happy to share that we have secured future conference dates for the next 2 years! Save the date for the next 2 NHAFCS conferences!

NHAFCS is excited to announce that our 2019 Fall Conference will be on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Grappone Conference Center at the Courtyard Marriott , Concord, NH. Details to follow. Keep checking and @NHAFCS for updates.

Our 2020 Fall Conference will be on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Marriott Courtyard in Nashua NH.

In taking feedback into consideration from our November post-conference survey, we would like to extend the opportunity to provide input on the topics presented at our next conference. Given the need to streamline and prioritize the vast number of ideas that were suggested, we have created an additional 1-minute survey to help with this task, which involves choosing your top 3 preferences. Please click the button below to complete this valuable survey!

David Cawley Middle School Students Return to Hip Peas Farm!

November 1, 2018

David Cawley Middle School students returned to Hip Peas Farm in Hooksett for hands on instruction in farming. To thank the staff and farmers, they planned and prepared a breakfast, made gifts, and created this video for them.


Fall Hip peas farm final.mp4

Hooksett 7th Grade Foods and Nutrition Students Collaborate with Hip Peas Farm

June 22, 2018

Foods and Nutrition students gathered their trowels and rakes and headed to the new Hip Peas Farm in Hooksett, NH in May. Students were welcomed by farmers and staff, toured the land, and learned the tricks and tips to plant a variety of herbs, fruits and vegetables. We’re so grateful to the farm staff and the New England’s Tap House Grille staff and owners for including our students in their newest endeavor. We can’t wait to return to the Farm to harvest!

Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Tremblay

This video was created by two of our talented students. Watch to see how excited the classes were to be involved in this amazing opportunity!


Family & Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our unique focus is on the family, work, community and their interrelationships.

A Foundation for Family & Consumer Sciences Standards in New Hampshire