What We Do

The KAFCE Educational Program Committee in cooperation with your area and county FCE Educational Program Committee representatives and K-State Research Extension provide the following programs for the members in 2022.  These lessons are available to KAFCE members.  Non-members interested in these lessons should contact webmaster@kafce.org


"Cooking for One or Two" By Tina Bailey, KAFCE State EPC. It may be challenging to change grocery shopping and food preparation habits from when the family size was once large but now reduced to one or two.

Educational Goals: Participants will learn to cook for one or two person family, to shop for groceries for their needs, and to adjust recipes for their needs

Community Awareness Activity: Informational booth/media, display; Get together with friends to have a cooking day and prepare food for the freezer. Share at senior citizens’ meeting healthy ways to cook for one or two.



"Destination: Oregon" By Faye Spencer, KAFCE State Vice President. Lesson materials include a leader’s guide plus member’s handout. The 2022 National Association for Family and Community Education Conference is planned for Portland, Oregon.

Educational Goals: Participants will have an increased awareness of the uniqueness, diversity and fun facts; be encouraged to attend NAFCE Conference,

Community Awareness Activity: Promote cultural and cuisine by celebrating. Invite guest speaker. Plan and prepare meals or tea party.


"Gaslighting" By Cindy Kiser, KAFCE State EPC. Additional Leader’s Guide: NAFCE Hearth Fire Series # 29: "Woman to Woman: ‘Why Should Love Hurt?’" and # 30: "Woman to Woman: Resisting the Deadly Triangle of Violence". Handout

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where a person or group makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories. People experiencing gaslighting often feel confused, anxious, and unable to trust themselves

Educational Goals: Participants will become familiar with signs of being gaslighted. Participants will become aware of steps to recover from being gaslighted.

Community Awareness Activity: Publish news articles. Make a display. Hold informative meetings in the community. Volunteer to talk with young people such as classrooms, 4H groups, church youth groups, etc. Develop radio or TV spots to inform the public. Reach out through social media, such as Facebook, TikTok (why not have a dance to combat gaslighting} or Tweet your message. Post a YouTube piece on steps to avoid being gaslighted. Utilize blogs. Make a brochure. Network the message. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple Ribbons.

"Last Wishes: Funeral Planning" By Linda Hess, KAFCE State EPC. Planning Guide

Additional Leader’s Guide: NAFCE Hearth Fire Series # 59: "Advance Directives-Final Wishes"

Lesson Materials: member handout, and Memorial Planning Guide

This lesson is intended to guide you through the funeral planning process, whether you are making your plans or find yourself needing to make decisions for someone else. If you have an elderly parent, this information will help you begin a dialogue to discuss this sensitive subject

Educational Goals:

o To learn the importance of funeral pre-planning.

o To acquire tools for planning a funeral.

o To increase knowledge when shopping for a funeral.

o To provide an opportunity to communicate wishes to family

Community Awareness Activity: Informational booth/media, display

o Prepare an informative display for public awareness.

o Reach out to adults of all ages with presentations to groups and private conversations.

o Have a guest speaker and serve a "Death by Chocolate" dessert.



KSU Lessons-

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer"– Deb Andres, Extension Agent; Sandy Procter, Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist. This lesson is designed to increase awareness of the prevalence of breast cancer in women and men in the United States. Participants will learn how to identify risk factors, be given examples of lifestyle choices that reduce the risk, and gain an understanding of the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection along with self-examination.

Educational Goals: Following the program, participants will:

Increase awareness of the prevalence of breast cancer in women and men

Identify risk factors for developing breast cancer.

Give examples of lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Discuss the benefits of breast cancer screening and early detection.

"Make a Med DASH to a Healthy Heart!" – Sandy Procter, Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist; Sharolyn Jackson, Regional Specialist. This lesson will provide a basic overview of heart disease and its known causes and lifestyle factors including nutrition and physical activity which play a major role in its prevention and management. Participants will learn why medical experts consistently recommend the Mediterranean Eating Style and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet – which are both delicious and heart healthy!

Educational Goals: As a result of participating in this educational program, the learner will be able to:

Describe several chronic health conditions that may contribute to heart disease

Identify lifestyle approaches to lower risk of heart disease.

Recognize health benefits related to Mediterranean and DASH eating patterns.

Understand health improvements possible from small changes in lifestyle factors.

"More Plants on the Plate" by Donna Krug, Extension District Director, revision of the 2011 lesson. This lesson is designed to help participants improve health by finding ways to put more plants on the plate. Research supports eating a variety of plant-based foods to promote health, but most people do not get enough of these nutrient-dense foods. Most plant-based foods are naturally low in calories and fat but have high amounts of antioxidants and other healthful phytochemicals, as well as fiber.

Educational Goals: As a result of participating in this educational program, the learner will be able to:

Describe several health benefits associated with eating a more plant-based diet.

Understand how adding more whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits to their diet may help reduce consumption of solid fats, and added sugars.

Identify a number of plant foods that can contribute protein to the diet.

Increase knowledge about cooking techniques for preparing whole grains, beans, and legumes and fruits and vegetables.

Discover how eating a diet rich in plant-based foods can be satisfying and delicious.













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