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).


2020 NH T.E.E.N. Cook-Off (Teens Eating Everything Nutritious)

The deadline to enter is March 6, 2020

  • ​Northern NH: Tentative date April 10 White Mountain Community College, Berlin
  • Southern NH: April 8, 2020 Nashua North High School. 4:00-6:00 pm
  • 2020 State Final: NH Food Bank, Manchester, NH May 13, 2020

"The 2020 NH T.E.E.N. Cook Off is open to 6-12th grade students. The idea of the contest is for teams to create a healthy school lunch that meets current USDA nutrition guidelines, incorporates locally grown or raised foods, and can be replicated by any school meals program. Recipes will be judged on taste, presentation, use of local ingredients and adherence to nutrition and cost guidelines. Two regional competitions will be followed by a state competition. The state competition will feature the top two-three winning teams from each of the regional competitions."

For more information and registration forms, please visit

NHAFCS Spring Workshop at King Arthur Flour

  • When: Thursday April 16, 2020 from 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: King Arthur Flour, Norwich Vermont
  • Cost: $150 per person
  • Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. This event is now sold out, however there is a waiting list!

Important Dates

Click here to view the 2019-2020 NHAFCS board meeting schedule. All are welcome!

King Arthur Flour Workshop - Thursday, April 16, 2020 (details above)

2020 Fall Conference - Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Marriott Courtyard in Nashua NH.


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!

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.

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