CSULB Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

CSULB Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


I'd like to share a rather unusual and free aces prevention resource...parenting tips bumper stickers! Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo, CA nonprofit, produces parenting tips bumper stickers and makes them available at no cost to schools, businesses, organizations, clinics, and individuals. There are fifty-one in a set and each bumper sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times!

Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way to educate everyone about parenting and prevent child abuse five, ten, twenty, fifty years down the road. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see!

Sets of the stickers can be put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one or more for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to request this free resource. Use a computer...our website is not optimized for phones. Please share.

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Photos from CSULB Gerontology Program's post 11/30/2022

One of the alum from the Gerontology Program within Family and Consumer Sciences is doing big things!


Research @ The Beach is featuring two of our faculty: Dr. Roudi Nazarinia Roy and Dr. Tiffany L. Brown. Congratulations on your new research. "In working directly with fathers of color, Dr. Roy and Dr. Brown have discovered that many of these fathers experience a lack of social support and report limited access to the resources needed to build positive fatherhood trajectories. Their research also identified critical components of successful fatherhood education programs and the need to focus on supporting men with relationship building skills to assist them in successfully navigating their co-parent relationship, as well as, provide them with tools to access support from family and community resources." Read more at the link:


Photos from CSULB Gerontology Program's post 04/29/2022

What a great class we have in our department! Congratulations to Dr. Claver, Nicole Smith MSG, and Marsha Posner Williams.


Have a cup of coffee and a chat! Let’s build community, drink coffee, and discuss future parent workshops and student parent support

Event takes place on 4/26/22 from 9:00am-10:00am in the FCS building

Please RSVP due to covid restrictions. For questions:
Nancy Dayne at Nancy.dayne .edu


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences wishes to spotlight Professor Lauren Gelgur-Yoon. She is a valued faculty member that has shown a consistent track record of excellence in the areas of teaching, mentorship, and community engagement. Thank you, Professor Gelgur-Yoon!

Unique challenges and strengths in growing number of multiracial families explored in Journal of Child and Family Studies – Chapin Hall 03/18/2022

In the last decade, the population of Multiracial people in the U.S. increased 276%. This month’s issue of the Journal of Child and Family Studies has 13 papers examining unique challenges multiracial families face & their unique strengths and resilience in the face of adversity. This collection was Co-edited by our own Dr. Roudi N. Roy and Dr. Anthony G. James Jr.
Visit our news page to access free editor’s choice articles: https://bit.ly/3Jjz2Oj.


Unique challenges and strengths in growing number of multiracial families explored in Journal of Child and Family Studies – Chapin Hall Policy research that benefits children, families, and their communities


Get to know a little more about Ms. Alexandra Wilkinson. Ms. Wilkinson serves in a variety of roles outside teaching that help to advance the wellbeing of aging populations and their family members. We wish to celebrate Professor Wilson for her dedication to our students, local community, and society.


The Student University Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center have put together several wonderful opportunities to care for yourself during this busy time of year

Photos from CSULB Department of Family and Consumer Sciences's post 11/24/2021

FMD 490: Manufacturing and Retailing in Italy, an incredible opportunity to learn and enjoy


Dr. Cheryl Rock blends teaching in the classroom and research in her new textbook "Franken Food: Fact or Science-Fiction."


Dr. Michelle Barack was recently elected to a 3-year term as President of the Female and Male Athlete Triad Coalition!


We are happy to highlight Kenneth Tran, a first year Masters of Science student in Nutritional Science and a dietetic intern. We are happy that he has found the CSULB MS & Dietetic Internship program to be his #1 program and that he considers CSULB to be his home once more. Way to go, Kenneth!


FCS is committed to supporting an Age Friendly University


Congratulations, Kevin Cooper! The Hospitality Management program at CSULB is proud to showcase our students that continue to lead a global hospitality industry through excellence in academics, community engagement, and industry partnerships.

Timeline photos 09/27/2021

Congratulations, Dr. Marshall and family!

Photos from CSULB Department of Family and Consumer Sciences's post 09/24/2021

This morning, I was so proud and honored to again host Justin Rudd as my “Professor of the Day” at CSULB. Justin spoke to my students about his important work as Director of Community Action Team (CAT), which seeks to promote social well-being among the public. CAT is a non-profit umbrella organization that includes Long Beach’s 30-Minute Beach Cleanup, Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade, Haute Dog Contests, and the Long Beach Turkey Trot (among many other worthwhile and noteworthy events). Justin, my Long Beach State students and I are so grateful for the work you do and the generous time you took today to speak with us. You are an inspiration to so many who know and love you. Thank you. – Peter


Photos from CSULB Department of Family and Consumer Sciences's post 05/26/2021

The CHHS Commencement Program is online! Go find your name and share with your friends and family! Congratulations to all our students graduating this year or last year!




Congratulations to our Graduates! Go to the Commencement website to find links for the livestreams, fun Grad Swag, and a message from Dean Lounsbery!


2021 Graduate Spotlights: Family & Consumer Sciences 05/18/2021

"The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences is currently the largest department at CSULB, so it comes as no surprise that the graduating seniors of 2021 within the department have advocated for and served the community across a broad spectrum of organizations, companies, educational institutions, and government entities. In their mission to prepare leaders for the family and consumer sciences professions, the department focuses on teaching, scholarship, and service to and about individuals, families, and communities in a diverse, dynamic society.

While all CHHS graduates are worth celebrating, here are a few graduates whose stories stand out because of their courage to overcome challenges, follow their dreams, and have a positive impact on the lives of others."


2021 Graduate Spotlights: Family & Consumer Sciences When we asked graduating seniors why they choose to pursue a career in health and human services, their answers all had one thing in common: CHHS students have a desire to give back to their community.


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 award winners from the Nutrition Program! We're so lucky to have amazing students!


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 award winners from the Gerontology Program! We're so lucky to have amazing students!


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 award winners from the Hospitality Management Program! We're so lucky to have amazing students!


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 award winners from the Consumer Affairs Program! We're so lucky to have amazing students!


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 award winners from the Fashion Program! We're so lucky to have amazing students!


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 award winners from the Child Development Program! We're so lucky to have amazing students!

Photos from CSULB Department of Family and Consumer Sciences's post 05/08/2021

The FCS department is so lucky to have a great group of faculty staying busy in the classrooms, their field, and in the community! We will be highlighting faculty achievements over the next few weeks. All relevant links are below:

Dr. Ryan Giffen:

Dr. Maria Claver:

Dr. Rachel Blaine


Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central to the core mission of FCS and CSULB. Over the past few months, several of our FCS lecturers have stepped up and demonstrated tremendous leadership in the area of DEI.

We would like to recognize James Childers (NUTR), Brooke Dekofsky (NUTR), Arlene Nelson (CDFS), Jodi Morinaka (CDFS), and Alexandra Wilkinson (GERO) for their work in supporting a collaborative academic community, where multiple perspectives and diverse ways of living/being are valued and celebrated. They have gone above and beyond to engage in the important work of creating a welcoming environment where all have the opportunity to thrive and succeed. We thank them for their service and are grateful to have them on our DEI team.


Congratulations to Dr. Maria Claver in our Gerontology program on receiving the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award! Dr. Claver was nominated for this award by Department Chair Dr. Reiboldt and received a lot of letters of support from students and other members of our program. I know everyone in our program agrees this is a well-deserved accomplishment. See Dr. Claver's comments during the award presentation here: https://youtu.be/OGhOxXn2zGc?t=1518



The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (ODEA) to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs that train future registered dietitian nutritionists.

Rachel Blaine is an Associate Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics and DPD Director at California State University, Long Beach, where her research focuses on promoting nutrition and healthy lifestyle care for children on the autism spectrum. Dr. Blaine has also been involved on campus with Autism Services through the LIFE Project where she taught cooking classes for CSULB students and looks forward to more this fall as campus opens. In 2019, she received the Early Academic Career Excellence from CSULB. She lives in a joyfully noisy home with 2 young kids, a musician husband, and a newly acquired drum set. You can follow her work online


Congrats Dr. Marshall on your research publication!

Scholarship Info - California Affiliate 03/08/2021

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES (CA-AFCS) is pleased to offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students with specializations in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) and who demonstrate a commitment to the mission of AAFCS.

The timeline for submission of this completed application with required uploaded materials is between March 1 and April 1, 2021.


Scholarship Info - California Affiliate Deadline for CA-AFCS Scholarship Applications: April 1, 2021 CA-AFCS flyer for scholarships 2021 (PDF) CA-AFCS recipients 2008-2020 (PDF) Several $1,500 scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring within the field of Family and Consumer Sciences, including: Nu...


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