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The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), is a community-based nutrition, health promotion, and family wellness outreach component of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, provides workshops and on-line resources to educate and support families, worksites, schools, and communities to create healthier lifestyles.

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Promoting Healthy Families, Schools and Communities

Watch the Rutgers (FCHS) video: Promoting Healthy Families, Schools and 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. Emphasis was placed on the fact that poor diet and physical inactivity are the most important factors contributing to obesity in America.

Programs:

State Wide Initiatives:

Partners:

Center for Family Resources 
CUMAC-ECHO 
Habitat for Humanity 
New Jersey Community Food Bank 
Paterson Alliance 
Paterson Education Foundation
United Way of Passaic County

Resources

FCHS Publications & Visions

For more information:

Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, CHES
Family and Community Health Sciences Educator
Cooperative Extension of Passaic County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
930 Riverview Dr., Suite 250
Totowa, NJ 07512-1167
Phone: 973-305-5746
Email: elnakib@njaes.rutgers.edu