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!


September is National Food Safety Education Month and also National Family Meals Monthâ„¢.

Use these recipes and articles to help you with your healthy, family meals throughout the month of September:

Maple Syrup Pork Chops

Eating Together- Eating Well: Making it a Priority

Eating Together - Eating Well: Nutrient-Rich Family Meals

Eating Together - Eating Well: Healthy Meals for Busy Families

What the Research Tells Us About Family Meals

Do Family Meals Still Matter


NEW Food Preservation Webpage:

Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) wants everyone to produce safe and great tasting products. That is why we have created our NEW Food Preservation webpage!

Home Preservation is fun! To learn more, visit:


Upcoming Workshops & Seminars:

  • YOUR INVITED to come and learn to can tomatoes in glass jars using boiling water. Learn about equipment and proper techniques and learn why safety is critical. Particiapnts will can a jar of tomatoes to take home. To register call 908-526-6295. Click here to view the flyer.

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

Worksite Wellness & Programs for Organizations:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Coming Soon!


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2017 Tomato Day Gazpacho Recipe


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