Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities
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Grow Healthy...FCHS School Wellness Initiative

Hands-On School Nutrition Education

Teaching in the Garden

Professional Development and Training for School Personnel

Embracing the Health Benefits of Berries

Teaching Canning at the Farm

Get Your Vegetable Garden Growing:

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February 27
Scotch Plains, NJ

This conference will assist you in starting a home, school, or community garden that can be used as an outdoor classroom to teach math, science, and nutrition.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 17

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[FCHS Logo]The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), a part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, promotes health and wellness through education, research and collaboration with outreach in food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

FCHS works in your neighborhood to promote healthy families, schools, and communities. Through leadership, collaborative efforts, and science-based education, we foster a culture of wellness for New Jersey residents of all ages.

Key Program Areas

FCHS programming provides access to and involvement in a variety of learning opportunities about healthy eating and physical activity. Take a look at some of our most popular programs.

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences