DISCIPLINES IN HOME SCIENCE/HOME ECONOMICS/CATERING/FOOD & NUTRITION/HOME MANAGEMENT

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DISCIPLINES IN HOME SCIENCE/HOME ECONOMICS/CATERING/FOOD & NUTRITION

Home Science/Home Economies/Catering/Food & Nutrition is an applied multi-disciplinary science which aims at improving the quality of life and well-being of an individual, family and community.

Maternal child care

– Home care


– Textiles

– Clothing


– Health education

– Consumer education

MATERNAL CHILD CARE

It deals with child development from conception to childhood with special attention to the physical, emotional and social development of the child.

HOME CARE


It takes care of the individual, the home and the environment through planning, organizing and using available resources efficiently.

– Tidy Room

– Untidy Room

– Textiles

– It is the study of fibres which are made into fabrics.

A TEXTILE INDUSTRY

Clothing

It deals with clothing construction and maintenance.

HEALTH EDUCATION

It promotes health by changing people’s behaviour, attitude and practices.

This is done through personal hygiene, environmental hygiene and care of the sick at home.

A person washing hands after visiting the toilet

Consumer Education

It makes people aware of the available goods and services in the market, their choice and use.

The importance of Home Science/Home Economics/Catering/Food & Nutrition to:

– The Individual

– The Family

– The Community

The Individual

Makes a person to be self reliant by giving one skills to start income generating activities.

It is a foundation for further education and training.

Helps one to acquire skills to enhance quality of life by managing scarce resources.

Prepares an individual to take care of personal hygiene, food, clothing and health.

The Family

Home Science helps the family to:

Practice and administer First Aid in case of accidents and illnesses.

Maintain high standards of living.

Improve its economic status.

The Community

– Skills acquired create employment opportunities.

– Ensures a healthy community therefore reducing illness and death.

– Promotes positive environmental practices.

– Produces role models for the community to emulate.

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