Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities
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Preparing Zucchini Coleslaw, a USDA "What's Cooking" Recipe, at a Nutrition for Healthy Aging Presentation

Results From Fresh, Local Peach Taste Test During NJ Farm to School Week

Grow Healthy: FCHS School Wellness Initiative

Children Have Fun Learning to Cook at RCE of Cape May County’s Junior Chefs Camps

Functional Foods for Life Educational Program

Teaching Canning at the Farm

FCHS Master Food Preserver Program Application

5-Week Training: April 20 & 27; May 4, 11, & 18

[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