Family and Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities


Staying healthy and living well is the main focus of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) outreach.  

Healthier families and communities allow people to enjoy life, stay active, and reduce health care costs.

The FCHS staff offers presentations, training, web-based information, fact sheets and newsletters on topics related to nutrition, health promotion, food safety and family development.

Our Key focus is:                                             
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health

School Wellness & Early Care Education

Workforce Wellness

Chronic Disease Prevention

Food Safety

Consumer Education

Through leadership, collaborative efforts and science-based education,  FCHS fosters a culture of wellness for all ages.

Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) is offering a Master Food Preserver Volunteer Training Program (5 weeks): April 20, 27; May 4, 11 & 18, 2017 @ 10 am to 3 pm. Increase your knowledge & skills in food preservation: canning, reezing & drying food and more. For more information, view the flyer then download the application. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 7, 2017.


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Cooperative Extension of Somerset County