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:


Parents Academy: Healthy Eating as a Family Program

FCHS invites parents, grandparents and childcare providers to attend our FREE workshops at the Somerville YMCA (FREE babysitting will be available):

  • Oct. 10, 6 pm - 6:45 pm: Picky Eaters
  • Oct. 17, 6 pm - 6:45 pm: Food Too Good to Waste
  • Oct. 24, 6 pm - 6:45 pm: Lets Cook

Registration is required. Register by emailing For more information, view our flyer.

Celebrate Fall with FCHS

November 1, 2017: 12 to 2 pm or 6:30 to 8:30 pm

“Bringing Vegetables to the Table: A Celebration of the Harvest” Workshop: —This workshop will feature Tuscan bean soup, bread, maple squash bake, roasted veggies, and an apple tart for a light meal and tasting. Cost for food is $15.00 per person in advance. To register call 908-526-6295 or email For more information, view our flyer.


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:

Gardener News is spreading FCHS Master Preservers' passion: (page 6)


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

Worksite Wellness & Programs for Organizations:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Coming Soon!


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