Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities
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Master Food Preserver Volunteers Show You How to Safely Preserve Food

Eating Together - Eating Well: Making it a Priority

FCHS Wellness Champion Volunteers Work in Our Communities to Teach Children About Food, Nutrition, and Health

Worksite Wellness: Director of RCE Eats a Healthy Lunch

Grow Healthy: FCHS School Wellness Initiative

Functional Foods for Life Educational Program

[FCHS Logo]The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), a part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, promotes health and wellness through education, research and collaboration with outreach in food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

FCHS works in your neighborhood to promote healthy families, schools, and communities. Through leadership, collaborative efforts, and science-based education, we foster a culture of wellness for New Jersey residents of all ages.

Key Program Areas

FCHS programming provides access to and involvement in a variety of learning opportunities about healthy eating and physical activity. Take a look at some of our most popular programs.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences