Family & Consumer Science

The core objective of Family and Consumer Science programming is to create opportunities for students to explore a variety of independent living skills including; nutritional decision-making, food preparation & modification, safety & sanitation and current food industry trends. Our cross-curricular, hands-on approach engages all students. Learning important nutritional knowledge and skills impacts a student's ability to make healthy decisions. The introductory Experimental Foods course at the Scituate High School is an elective class designed to teach basic food preparation skills with healthy nutritional choices as the foundational theme. Advanced courses such as American Regional Cuisine & Cultures and International Cuisine & Cultures deepen mathematics, science and social studies inter-disciplinary connections by integrating kitchen calculations, foods lab experiments and economics as well as an understanding of historical developments and diverse cultural traditions.

In addition to Family and Consumer Science programming during the school day, the following supporting/extension opportunities may be integrated to enrich student experiences:

  • Community Service based activities with the Senior Center and Scituate Food Pantry
  • Interdisciplinary Empty Bowl Project
  • Career exploration in Family and Consumer Science and Culinary Arts


  • Grade 9 - 12: Have the opportunity to experience Family and Consumer Sciences programming if selected as an elective.

Greg Ranieri, Family and Consumer Science Department Chairperson
781-545-8759 x23401

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