History of FACS

Timeline created by melliott8
In History
  • Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814)

    Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814)
    First person to label nutrition as a science. He also invented the first kitchen range with temperature controls.
  • Ellen S. Richards (1842-1911)

    Ellen S. Richards (1842-1911)
    She was an american chemist who used her knowledge in math and science to improve food safety and water quality.
  • W.O. Atwater (1844-1907)

    W.O. Atwater (1844-1907)
    Known as the "Father of Nutrition" He invented the Bomb Calorimeter and studied metabolism.
  • USDA established

    USDA established
    The United State's Department of Agriculture is responsible for developing and enforcing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food.
  • Martha Rensselaer (1864-1932)

    Martha Rensselaer (1864-1932)
    She was instrumental in the development of home economics. She developed the Cooperative Extension Service at Cornell University.
  • C. F. Langworthy (1864-1932)

    C. F. Langworthy (1864-1932)
    He was the co-editor of the Journal of Home Economics. He studied the chemical composition of food and conducted metabolic tests.
  • Lulu Graves (1874-1949)

    Lulu Graves (1874-1949)
    She was the first president of the ADA.
  • Lake Placid Conference

    Lake Placid Conference
    Meeting where "Home Economics" was adopted as a new field of study.
  • Food and Drug Administration created

    Today, the FDA is responsible for insuring the safety and purity of food, medicine, veterinary products, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and more.
  • Smith Lever Act of 1914

    Created the Cooperative Extension Service
  • Smith Hughes Act of 1917

    Established FACS as a part of the vocational (CTE) education
  • American Dietetics Association (1917)

    The ADA was founded by 58 people. They saw the need for people to be educated in nutrition. They helped to improve the public's health and nutrition during WW1.
  • Justin Smith Morrill/ Morril Act of 1862

    Justin Smith Morrill/ Morril Act of 1862
    This act provided grants of land to colleges specializing in agriculture and mechanics. Land Grant Universities are institutions that are given land from the federal government because of this act. The Land Grant universities in AR are the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff.
  • Vocational Education Acts of 1963

    This act provided grants to states to maintain, improve, and develop vocational-technical education programs. The funds were earmarked for occupations in demand.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1968

    Changed the emphasis form occupation to people. Part of the funds are set aside for permanent programs in cooperative vocational as well as consumer and homemaking education.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1973

    equal education opportunity for those with disabilities.
  • Food Labels

    Food Labels
    The FDA required the labeling of certain foods. These labels included information such as calories, proteins, carbs, fats, and some RDA's
  • Vocational Amendment of 1976

    eliminated bias based on sex and created appropriations for disabled people
  • Carl Perkins Act

    Ensures that disabled individuals be given equal access to enrollment in vocational education programs.
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Science

    In June of 1994, the name was changed from "Home Economics" to "Family and Consumer Science" so that the name would better reflect the expansion of the field.