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Dept. of Family & Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities

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

Monthly Tips

Are you struggling to find ways to incorporate the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week into your busy schedule? For tips on the different types and choices of activity, and information on exercise's benefits, and how to make it a priority throughout the day, check out:

Key Program Areas

Our customized programs are perfect for groups of all sizes. Contact us today to learn more about our services, which include:

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See FCHS in Action!

Watch the See FCHS in Action! video