Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS)

[FCHS Logo] Staying healthy, raising healthy children, and eating right are the focus of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) outreach programs. The FCHS program provides research-based information on food, nutrition, fitness, health, and food safety. Each year FCHS provides classes, workshops and exhibits; sends out Visions and County Visions, the FCHS department newsletter; and reaches about 26,000 households with a monthly newspaper column in the Sunday New Jersey Herald. Our goal is to improve the health of New Jersey individuals, families, and communities.

FCHS Focus Areas

Nutrition, Health, & Lifestyle

  • Healthy Eating
  • MyPyramid
  • Child Nutrition
  • Family Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stretching the Food Budget
  • Fad Diets
  • School Nutrition

Food Safety

  • Home Food Safety
  • Living With Food Allergies

These courses are developed to address the needs of the county and provide information that is accurate, reliable, current, and research-based. Our programs are offered throughout the county and are frequently presented in collaboration with local agencies and organizations as seminars and workshops.

Cooperative Extension of Sussex County