Family and Community Health Sciences faculty work to improve the quality of life of people of all ages. We educate people to minimize or prevent family, work, and consumer problems. We focus on making life better in the areas of nutrition, diet and health, food safety, family financial and resource management, human development at all ages, and leadership development. We provide unbiased, research-based information and strategies to help you enjoy life and strengthen your community.
In Atlantic & Ocean Counties FCHS provides research-based information to the community. Be sure to check out our Healthy Recipes Online.
In addition I can provide programs and information on the nutrition and healthy lifestyle:
Color Your Plate with LaughterMore Information on Nutrition, Diet and Health
Lower Your Blood Pressure with Healthy Diet & Laughter
Have a Healthy Heart
Lighten Up the Fat
Strong Bones for a Lifetime
Living With Food Allergies
Small Steps to Health & Wealth
Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle
Being Mindful Day to Day
Food and Mood
Functional Foods Series
Food Preservation: Canning, Freezing & Dehydration
Pasta Making Demonstrations
Eat Well Spend Less
Pack Your Pantry with Healthy Foods
Herbs & Health
Read the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences statewide newsletter. The newsletter addresses critical topics for today's families and individuals.
Department of Family and Community Health Sciences
The Rutgers University connection is through the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Take a look at a statewide perspective of our program.
Nutrition, Diet and Health
We offer a variety of educational opportunities to residents, featuring general nutrition topics on making healthy food choices that fit families and their lifestyles, including promotion of U.S. Dietary Guidelines, 5-A-Day for Better Health, and Healthy People 2010.
A variety of teaching methods are employed to reach those requesting nutrition and health education, including learn at home material (on-line presentations and fact sheets), as well as traditional classroom seminars.
Health: Selecting Food and
Food Safety and Storage