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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 12:30 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. March 29: Defining, Identifying and Managing Risky Substance Use
    All substance use comes with inherent risk including the potential for harms and consequences of varying severity. Although resources are often focused on the smaller number of people who need treatment services, many more individuals exhibit risky or harmful use that would benefit from early intervention and education to prevent their substance use from becoming a problem. This presentation will define risky substance use and introduce strategies for identifying individuals at risk.
    Presenter: Jamey Lister, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work; Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T; New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  2. April 5: Breath Your Stress Away
    Join us for a pause in your day to practice some simple breathing techniques that can be used for stress reduction and relaxation.
    Presenter: Joanne Kinsey, MS CWWS Educator, Associate Professor Atlantic/Ocean Counties
  3. April 12: Digital Wellness: How to Inventory and Protect Your Digital Assets
    Description of different types of digital assets and how to safeguard login data.
    Presenter: Dr. Barbara O'Neill
  4. April 19: Mindful Eating Tips to Curb Stress Eating
    Stress eating is a common form of disordered eating. This session will share mindful eating and other tips to guide you towards healthier and more balanced eating.
    Presenter: Sandra Grenci, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES
  5. April 26: The MIND Diet: Good Nutrition for Brain Health
    Brain Health is dependent on lifestyle habits and food choices. This session will discuss the MIND Diet and foods that improve brain health.
    Presenter: Karen Ensle EdD, RDN
  6. May 3: BeneFITS of Physical Activity
    BeneFITS of Phyiscal Activity will examine how beneficial exercise to not only our body but our mind and overall health.
    Presenter: Chris Zellers, MPP
  7. May 10: Food Safety for Older Americans
    Older Americans are at greater risk of foodborne disease. This talk will discuss tips for safety for older Americans and everyone else.
    Presenter: Donald W Schaffner, PHD
  8. May 17: Simple Exercises to Keep Your Joints and Body Strong
    Being physically fit as you age helps to reduce the risk of chronic disease, improve your mental health, blood pressure and you will stave off the effects of aging.
    Presenter: Karen Ensle EdD, RDN
  9. May 31: All About Cooking Fats and Oils
    Nutrition guidelines for using fats and oils have evolved over the years leaving consumers confused more than ever. This webinar will cover current research available and recommendations for incorporating healthy fats and oils.
    Presenter: Sandra Grenci, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES and Shailja Mathur MS,MEd, RDN

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