Family and Community Health Sciences promotes health and wellness through education, research and collaboration with outreach in food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.
Promote Healthy Lifestyles, wellness and chronic disease prevention, and wellness in communities by creating a culture of health.
Our goals and mission are accomplished through community and school outreach programs, wellness workshops, and specialized programing. In addition to our website and social media outlets, publications such as newsletters, fact sheets, and brochures aim to inform and educate our stakeholders. Our programs and publications are available at low or no cost. Some publications are available in Spanish.
Classes are held at Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Cape May Court House as well as various locations around Cape May County.
To get more information, sign up for our programs or to receive our free newsletters, call 609-465-5115, extension 3609.
FCHS outreach focuses on:
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support
Educational support group programs for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Programs provide an opportunity to meet with other grandparents and caring professionals to discuss the emotional, legal and financial issues of this important topic. Call 609-465-5115, ext. 3609 for more information or to be added to our mailing list.
Workshops are offered to the public on a variety of topics throughout the year to encourage better nutrition and fitness programs for families.
The Junior Chefs program, first developed in 2013, incorporates nutrition education with hands-on food preparation lessons to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits. At the end of the program, participants are able to prepare simple and healthy foods for themselves and their family.
School Wellness Outreach
FCHS partners with Cape May County schools to help implement their wellness plans. This includes improving school lunches, initiating youth fitness programs, providing current information on family health, nutrition and wellness.