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.
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.
State Wide Initiatives:
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