Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities
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Grow Healthy...FCHS School Wellness Initiative

Hands-On School Nutrition Education

Teaching in the Garden

Professional Development and Training for School Personnel

Embracing the Health Benefits of Berries

Teaching Canning at the Farm

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"Research studies indicate that four factors strongly predict happiness and well-being in most cultures: health, economic status, employment, and family relationships. People are happier when they are healthy."

Be sure to check out the article Planning: A Key to Health and Wealth? as well as topics on physical activity, eating healthy on a budget, and others in our latest Visions Newsletter!

[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