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.

Summertime and Eating is Easy with 

Veggies & Fruits From Your Farm Market Workshop

Dates and Times Vary

Summertime and eating is easy with help from your farm market. Come to this free workshop to learn how to select and use more fresh vegetables and fruits to create flavorful, healthy meals and snacks.

The speaker will highlight health benefits of produce and provide recipes and preparation tips. Best of all, each family attending this hour long session will receive a Farm Market Voucher for $15 of fresh produce. A project of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset and presented by Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County. Click here to view the dates and times.

 

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

Worksite Wellness & Programs for Organizations:

Healthy Lifestyle Tips & Tricks:

Healthy Meal Planning: Menu planning can create a stress free cooking experience for you and a much more nutritious and delicious dining experience for your family. Watch this presentation for some simple tips: prezi.com/higt10ieqala/healthy-meal-planning/.

Mason Jar Meals: What if there was an easy, no fuss way to grab breakfast and lunch on the go? A way where you don’t need to count calories, worry about portions, or look at nutrition facts. A way to just enjoy your food and not have to worry. Watch this presentation for some history, tips & tricks: prezi.com/gonbzfpajucd/mason-jar-meals/ .

Slow Cooker Meals: When busy weeks are on the horizon, or when it's hot outside and you don't want to use the oven the very best thing you can do for yourself is to work a slow cooker dinner or two into your meal plan. Watch this presentation for some simple hands free way to cook: prezi.com/pzca2l0frkav/slow-cooker-meals/.

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