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!

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:

  • Home Food Preservation Workshops:
    • Freezing & Dehydrating Workshop: June 20, 2017, 6:30–8 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. Pre-payment is required. Receipt of payment confirms your spot. Registration is due by Friday, June 15, 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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