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!


Upcoming Workshops & Seminars:

  • Home Food Preservation Workshops:
    • Canning Workshop: May 9, 2017, 6:30–9 p.m. Learn safe home food preservation in glass canning jars. Participants will make and take home cauliflower pickles.

    • Freezing & Dehydrating Workshop: May 16, 2017, 6:30–9 p.m. Learn to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs, vegetables & fruit. Participants will make a freezer jam and take home a sample.

    Cost per workshop is $15/pp or $25/pp for both workshops. Pre-payment is required. Receipt of payment confirms your spot. Registration is due by Friday, May 5, 2017. Class size is limited.

    Email or call 908-526-6295 to register. Make checks out to "FCHS Advisory Council".

Grow Healthy with FCHS - School Wellness (Pre-K – 12)

Worksite Wellness & Programs for Organizations:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Coming Soon!



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