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).


2019 Fall conference registration is now live!

  • What: Helping People Develop Essential Knowledge & Skills - NHAFCS Fall Conference. Click here for full schedule and speaker information!
  • When: October 25, 2019 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Where: Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
  • Who: Any and all FCS teachers, health teachers, administrators and any other interested parties!

Click here for Teacher of the Year Nomination Process and Application!

Important Dates

Our NHAFCS board meeting schedule has just been released for the 2019-2020 school year. All are welcome! Click here to view the schedule.

Our spring workshop at King Arthur Flour was so much fun, we're doing it again! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 16, 2020! Details to follow!

Please also remember our other upcoming conferences:

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.


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.

A Foundation for Family & Consumer Sciences Standards in New Hampshire