The Family and Consumer Science Program includes courses in individual and family development, culinary arts, fashion and interior design, and life skills. The culinary arts provide instruction in planning nutritionally balanced meals. Designing and constructing clothing and home fashions and interior room design are included in this area. Preparing for life after high school is taught in the life skills area. Practical experience in lab situations is also offered.
General Reference: Gale Virtual Reference
Student Resources in Context
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture , 3v, 2003
"A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers."
USDA Food Composition Databases
Look up the nutritional value of food