FCHS - Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities

Healthy Lifestyles


Training and Family Development

The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

[Get Moving Get Healthy New Jersey]

The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), a community based nutrition, health promotion, and family wellness outreach component of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, provides workshops and on-line resources to educate and support families, worksites, schools, and communities to create healthier lifestyles.

Healthy Lifestyles

FCHS programming provides access and involvement in a variety of learning opportunities that promote consistent messages about the importance of healthy eating in concert with daily physical activity where consumers live, work and play.

Our programs are designed to be appropriate for worksite wellness, early childcare/ pre-school, youth, adults and older adults. Some programs available include:

  • Functional Foods for Life
  • Knowing your Family Health History
  • Workplace Wellness

Contact FCHS at your local Rutgers Cooperative Extension county offices for additional topics.


FCHS is a leader in the communities in which it serves and works collaboratively with stakeholders to identify health needs, determine educational priorities, and implement culturally and community appropriate delivery methods.  FCHS is represented on numerous advisory boards and coalitions locally and statewide.

Training and Family Development

FCHS plays a fundamental role in preserving and promoting family development and well-being. We provide trainings and workshops that integrate concepts of human development, health literacy, community food systems, behavioral economics and health economics.


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Kathleen T. Morgan, Dr.M.H., DTR
Department Chair
Dept. of Family and Community Health Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Dr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
Phone: 848-932-3661
Fax: 732-932-6633
Email: morgan@njaes.rutgers.edu

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