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Wellness Wednesdays with FCHS

Wellness Wednesdays with FCHS.

Wellness on Wednesday webinars with Family & Community Health Sciences will focus on a variety of topics related to food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. This series will walk you through the easy steps that you can take to add positive health behaviors into your day. From fitting in more movement to eating more mindfully, now is the time to make some of those small changes that will improve your health in a large way.


Join us on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. to learn from experts in the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. All sessions are free, will last approximately 45 minutes, and will be provided via Zoom. To join, you will need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers.

You must register to participate. See below for the title and descriptions of each webinar and click on the link below to register.

Missed a session? Webinars will be recorded through Zoom and posted below as they become available.

Upcoming Webinars

  1. April 21: Diet Fads: What Really Works?
    Keto, Mediterranean, Paleo...Do these diets have any merit to them? What, if any, negative side effects might they bring? This workshop will discuss how to identify a fad diet, and will present information to help you think critically about the various nutrition claims from fad diets. Increase your nutrition know-how so you can eat for health.
    Presenter: Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, FCHS Educator, State Office
  2. April 28: Tea: Drink to Your Health
    Have you ever wondered what health or other benefits you may receive from drinking tea? Join me as I share the history, culture and potential health benefits of this special, versatile beverage.
    Presenter: Cirignano, MS, RDN, LDN, FCHS Educator, Warren County
  3. May 5: Build a Better Salad
    Eating a variety of plant-based foods can provide many health benefits, including potentially reducing risk for developing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Salads can be a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the amazing benefits of plant foods. With the right ingredients, salads can offer a variety of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and antioxidants to promote health. However, not all salads are created equal. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Luanne Hughes, MS, RDN and dietetics intern Jeramie Cooper as they explore the health benefits of plant foods and present strategies to build a healthier, heartier salad that's filled with nutritious foods that contribute to optimal health.
    Presenter: Luanne Hughes, MS, RDN, FCHS Educator, Gloucester County and Jeramie Cooper, FCHS Intern
  4. May 12: Processed Foods and How they Affect Nutrition
    You may have heard the term 'processed food' before. But what exactly does it mean? Contrary to what you may think, it is more than frozen meals, fast food and boxed macaroni and cheese. This workshop will discuss the role that processed food plays in our diets and the effect that processing can have on food.
    Presenter: Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, FCHS Educator, State Office
  5. May 19: Supporting a Strong Immune System
    Learn about the nutrients you need to keep your immune system strong. We will learn about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, antioxidants and phytochemicals, and the vitamins and minerals we need for a robust immune system during this session.
    Presenter: Sara Elnakib, PhD, MPH, RD, FCHS Educator, Passaic County
  6. May 26: Tasty Tips for Snacking Using the Nutrition Facts Label
    Snacks can be anything from chips to cheese! Learn how the nutrition facts label can help you discern how much of your favorite snack fits into a healthy eating plan and hear some ideas for selecting tasty and healthy snacks. Bring along the package from your favorite snack for a little experiment that you and your kids will enjoy!
    Presenter: Michelle Brill, MPH, FCHS Educator, Mercer County

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