Home Economics draws from a variety of disciplines

Home Economics draws from a disciplinary diversity that allows for the development of an integrated approach to achieve a quality of life for all. The profession also benefits from the synergy of research and practice as Home Economists work in both, academia and as practitioners:

► Food Science ► Nutrition ► Health ► Textiles and Clothing ► Shelter and Housing ► Consumer Science ► Household Management ► Household Technology ► Institutional Hospitality ► Human Development ►Family studies ► Education ► Community Services, among others.

Home Economics can be found under a range of names

► Family & Consumer Sciences ► Food and Nutritional Science ►  Community Studies ► Hygiene and Health ► Agricultural Extension ► Education & Vocational Training ► Life Sciences ► Facility Management ► Human Ecology ► Women Development ► Child Development ► Home Science

Programme Committees


The most important work in IFHE happens in Programme Committees (PC) and communities that make up the Federation. They are filled with enthusiastic members from around the globe who work to further the profession and develop internationally viable approaches. Find details in the Members Area.

Consumers & Sustainable ConsumptionInterrelationship between Consumer Issues and Family Resource Management.Hester STEYN, South Africa
Family (and Gender)Women, families and the role of Home Economic in improving womens' situation and position in society.Geraldene HODELIN, Jamaica/ Mary HAYES, Ireland
Food Security & Nutrition & Nutritional HealthDefinitions, strategies, and educational resources for local food security programs.Patricia MBAH, Nigeria
Home Economics Policies in Education and TrainingProgram enrichment, curricula development, professional positioning in schools and universities.Rie IMOTO, Japan
Household Technology & SustainabilityHousehold and appliance technologies, emissions, consumption of water & energy and consumer habits.Rainer STAMMINGER, Germany
Institutional and Hospitality ManagementActivities in institutional households such as schools, homes for children and seniors, hospitals.Franziska HONEGGER, Switzerland
Outreach to Central and Eastern European CountriesOrganizations and reseach in/with regard to Central and Eastern European countries.Lena SAVISALO, Finland
Textiles & Design

Textile production, sustainability and consumption behavious.


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