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

Healthy Corner Store Initiative

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Grand Opening of Participating Stores of The Passaic Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Passaic, New Jersey.

The New Jersey Healthier Corner Store Initiative is a partnership of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension's Family & Community Health Sciences Department, New Jersey SNAP-Ed, and SMILE for charity to provide local corner store owners training, equipment, skills, and health education to sell healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food, as well as creating an environment where the "healthy option is the easy and fun option."

The Healthy Corner Store Initiative in the City of Passaic has been possible through a Healthier Communities Network Grant.

[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