Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County]

Family & Community Health Sciences

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.

Joanne Kinsey receives NJ Association of 4-H Agents’ Educator of the Year Award for 2009

Joanne Kinsey’s presentation at the AAFCS Conference in Cleveland.

In Atlantic & Ocean Counties FCHS provides research-based information to the community. The following program areas are available:
Healthy Teen Expo, Family Wellness Events, parent programs, and faculty/staff in-service training;
Get Moving Get Healthy New Jersey Workplace;
Get Moving Get Healthy New Jersey Seniors!; and
Functional Foods Series.

In addition I can provide programs and information on the nutrition, & healthy lifestyle:

Add Color to Your Plate with Laughter
Lower Your Blood Pressure with Healthy Diet & Laughter
Have a Healthy Heart
LIving WellStress-Less Seminar
Lighten Up the Fat
Supersize America!
Fad Diets: What’s the Truth
It’s a Family Affair/Family Meals
Strong Bones for a Lifetime
Living With Food Allergies
Small Steps to Health & Wealth

Contact our office at 609 625-0056 to arrange a presentation at your worksite, community center or library!

Joanne Kinsey, MS, CFCS
Family & Community Health Sciences Educator
Atlantic & Ocean Counties
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 625-0056
Fax: (609) 625-3646

Blog:  Joanne Kinsey’s healthy lifestyle blog features resources and links for families and educators.  CLICK HERE  to visit Joanne's blog, FCS Edu-Connector.

Directory of Internet Resources: An annotated list of user friendly resource links for educators and consumers. Click here to visit Joanne's Directory of Internet Resources. (Size 20.01MB)


  • Video Recipes! The Family & Community Health Science’s Get Moving Get Healthy New Jersey video series can now be accessed at:, or


American Cancer Society


Atlantic County Division of Public Health

Atlantic County Healthy Living Coalition

Atlantic County Library System

Atlantic County Parks and Recreation

Atlantic County Utilities Authority

Ocean County Health Department

RCE of Atlantic County - Master Gardener Program

Southern New Jersey Development Council

Stockton Center for Successful Aging

St. Barnabas Center for Kids & Families


CLICK HERE for a list of consumer friendly resources.

Visions NewsletterVisions Newsletter
Read the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences statewide newsletter. The newsletter addresses critical topics for today's families and individuals.  CLICK HERE

RCE- DFCHS NewsletterRCE- 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.  CLICK HERE

Workplace Wellness NewsletterHealthy on the Job: Workplace Wellness Newsletter
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Choose Colorful Foods Everyday! from Joanne Kinsey on Vimeo.

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Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.