The Michigan Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2016 Annual Meeting was held at Ele's Place on October 7.

Included was a tour of the facility and an informative meeting with the director about positive help for grieving children.

The Michigan Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2014 Annual Meeting was held in Room 9, Human Ecology Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (10:00 am - 4 pm)

The program will include a tour of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and a Silent Auction.

The Michigan Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2013 Annual Meeting was held at the Education and Human Sciences Building of Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

The meeting included a silent auction in support of State leaders who represented Michigan at the AAFCS conference in Houston, Texas.

The Michigan Association of Family and Consumer Sciences held its annual meeting and conference at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame on Friday, August 17th. Dottie West, Ph.D., retired professor from Michigan State University, planned and hosted the event with help from Mary Andrews, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Michigan State University. The event began with Morning Teatime of breakfast cakes, juice, and coffee. A tour of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center galleries began with a discussion by Executive Director Sandy Soifer about the origins and history of the Center.

Lunch was enjoyed in the gazebo of Cooley Gardens, adjacent to the Center.


Peggy Crum, RD
Peggy Crum, RD, presented a thought provoking program on “Nutrition and Fitness: Changing Behaviors through Communication.” Peggy is a Nutritionist with Health4U at Michigan State University. She discussed the factors that affect a person’s food choices and how to influence changes in behavior to include healthy choices. We tasted six different kinds of greens, described the taste, and attempted to identify them.

The Michigan Association of Family and Consumer Sciences held the 2011 Annual Meeting on August 4 at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center in Frankenmuth, MI.

After approval of the minutes of the 2010 Annual Meeting and the discussion of the Finance report, proposed changes in the MAFCS By-laws were discussed, moved to accept and passed. The updated version is available here.

Dottie West presented an update on the new replacement for the Food Guide Pyramid. AAFCS and USDA have formed a partnership to promote the “My Plate” strategies.