Family and Community Health Sciences

Living WellFamily & Community Health Sciences (FCHS) offers educational information that enables individuals and families to make informed decisions which improve their lives and their communities.


The Family and Community Health Sciences Educator is responsible for providing programs focused on food, nutrition, and health. Planned and implemented programs highlight childhood obesity and adult diseases such as: diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. A variety of methods are used to inform county residents. Workshops include the 15 Mile Club, a seven week program that provided science-based information on the 2010 Dietary guidelines for Americans. Emphasis was placed on the fact that poor diet and physical inactivity are the most important factors contributing to obesity in America.

For more information:

Cooperative Extension of Passaic County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
1310 Route 23 North
Wayne, NJ 07470-5825
Phone: 973-305-5746
Fax: 973-305-8865

Cooperative Extension of Passaic County