Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities

Family & Community Health Sciences’ (FCHS) goal is to provide education and to promote health and wellness throughout Somerset County.  

FCHS focus areas are: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity & Health, Food Safety, Chronic Disease Prevention, School Wellness & Early Care Education and Workforce Wellness. Through leadership, collaboration and science-based education, FCHS fosters a culture of wellness for all ages.

FCHS offers presentations & workshops, school programs, web-based information, fact sheets and newsletters. Take a look at all FCHS has to offer and contact us today to schedule a program for your group, association or workplace. Or, call us to discuss your specific needs and we'll customize a program for you! Enjoy life, stay active, and reduce health care costs by improving your health today! Download the FCHS 2017 Impact Report.

For more inform regarding all FCHS has to offer, download our FCHS Flyer.

Using & Preserving Culinary Herbs Workshop

July 17, 2018 at 10 am-12 pm or 6:30-8:30 pm

at the RCE Office in Bridgewater

Herbs are all about flavor and reducing the need for salt, Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) invites you to attend its Herbs Add Flavor: Using & Preserving Culinary Herbs Workshop on Tuesday, July 17 at 10 am-12 pm or 6:30 -8:30 pm at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office, 310 Milltown Road in Bridgewater.  Learn about culinary herbs – how to pair them with food and use them in cooking, also how to preserve by freezing or drying. There will be demonstrations and tastings of pesto, salsa verde, herb sugar and cucumber soup with mint. Bring one stick of butter to make herb butter to bring home!

Register by Monday, July 2, 2018.  Cost is $15 per person. Light refreshments and food samples included. Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited!  To register, email or register online at  Payment must be in advance and sent to Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office.  For more information call 908-526-6295. Download the flyer.


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