Family & Community Health Sciences
The Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) department of Rutgers Cooperative Extension has a long history of providing community outreach throughout New Jersey to promote health and wellness. Research shows that the risk for diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension could be decreased through healthful eating and regular physical activity. By providing science-based educational programs for all age groups on a variety of nutrition and health related topics, we combine research and practical advice to strive to improve your health for a better tomorrow.
We offer a variety of educational programs that are designed to inform residents of current health related news, guidelines and recommendations to promote healthier families, individuals and communities. Some programs are offered free-of-charge, others for a nominal donation. Take a look at some of our most popular programs and contact us today to schedule one for your group, association or workplace. Or, call us to discuss your specific needs and we'll customize a program for you!
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Functional Foods for Living Well (FFLW)
FFLW is an educational program for Middle School Students that promotes the benefits of eating whole plant foods including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, with hands on activities, tasting and lessons. At each program, students develop a template for a video about what they have learned to further promote the intake of these foods to their peers. This program was sponsored through a grant by the Delaware Valley Chapter Society for Nutrition Education (DVCSNE).
Grow Healthy is a school-wide wellness program, developed and presented by the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS)