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Family & Community Health Sciences


The Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) department of Rutgers Cooperative Extension has a long history of providing community outreach to New Jersey residents to promote health and wellness. Research shows that the risk for some chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer could be decreased through healthful eating and regular physical activity. By providing evidence-based educational programs and information 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 and the health of your family for a bright tomorrow.

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!

In the News

Ongoing Programs

Choose MyPlate


Food Safety

Food Preservation


Learn More about FCHS:

Rutgers FCHS Video Screenshot

Rutgers Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS): Promoting Healthy Families, Schools & Communities

Watch the Rutgers FCHS video.

Functional Foods for Living Well (FFLW)

Grow Healthy

Grow Healthy is a school-wide wellness program, developed and presented by the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS)


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