Culturally Appropriate Methods to Promote Nutrition Education among Black African Americans

ABSTRACT Culturally Appropriate Methods to Promote Nutrition Education among Black African Americans Nutrition education has shifted from the emphasis of didactic talk to mothers to using participatory methods and a range of communication channels. Sensitivity to cultural differences in ourselves and in those of different ethnic backgrounds is an important […]

 The Importance of Teaching Textiles in University Programs

ABSTRACT  The Importance of Teaching Textiles in University Programs This paper discusses the use of integrated, transdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of textiles courses in university home economics programs. These approaches give students the best possible background when selecting textile-based products and/or utilizing them in various occupations. The focus of […]

ABSTRACT Freedom and Conformity in Dress among Adolescents in Trinidad  Adolescence has been described as a challenging period in which physical, psychological and social changes take place. Since clothing is one way in which adolescents express themselves; the manner in which they purchase and wear clothing during adolescence should provide […]

Home Economics Skills for the 21st Century: Restructuring the Home Economics Curriculum: A Caribbean Approach

ABSTRACT Home Economics Skills for the 21st Century: Restructuring the Home Economics Curriculum: A Caribbean Approach The field of Home Economics has moved beyond the home into the global sphere where its scope has broadened to relate to 21st century concepts, issues, education and careers. While students at the secondary […]

Changing the face of Home Economics: Rebranding and Repackaging for New Insights and Male Inclusion

ABSTRACT Changing the face of Home Economics: Rebranding and Repackaging for New Insights and Male Inclusion   Home economics has its roots in education for life skills. The focus was for women to fulfil their roles as mothers and wives while providing possibilities for earning. This allowed women greater efficiency […]

Home Economics: Meeting the Needs of Families in a Changing Caribbean

ABSTRACT Home Economics: Meeting the Needs of Families in a Changing Caribbean Caribbean families have throughout history displayed remarkable resilience and a key reason for this has been their ability to modify and reconfigure itself to suit their specific social and political context (James and Harris,1998; Chamberlain,1999). A culturally appropriate […]

The Six Caribbean Food Groups Curriculum: An evaluation of different teaching methods at Primary Schools in Trinidad and Tobago by Grandison et al

“The Six Caribbean Food Groups Curriculum: An Evaluation of Different Teaching Methods at Primary Schools in Trinidad and Tobago” . Poor nutrition education can be associated with various chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancer. The aims of this study was to compare the effectiveness of […]

Home Economics: Future proofing families for 21st century living by Prof. Donna Pendergast

“Home Economics: Future proofing families for 21st century living” Professor Donna Pendergast, Head and Dean  of Professional  Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. A dedicated  professional home economist, she traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica to deliver the keynote address to over three hundred delegates at the 22nd biennial conference of the […]

Meeting the needs of the family in a changing world: Perspectives from the Caribbean

Audrey A. Jones-Drayton, M Ed. CPHE, IPHE Caribbean families have throughout history displayed remarkable resilience and a key reason for this has been their ability to modify and reconfigure themselves to suit their specific social and political context (James and Harris,1998; Chamberlain,1999). A culturally appropriate definition of the Caribbean family, […]