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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Offers Programs to Help Educate as Well as Inform During these Changing Times

Cape May Court House – Cape May County FCHS Health Educator/Assistant Professor Chris Zellers announced that Rutgers Cooperative Extension FCHS is providing state-wide outreach to consumers in Cape May County and throughout the state in new and creative ways while also reminding the public of some of the great programs already offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Zellers said, “While we are at home during this time of crisis, it is critical we keep ourselves well. Cape May County residents can take advantage of any of the Family and Community Health Sciences programs.”

Three of these programs are: the WorkForce Wellness program, an evidence based program employers utilize to benefit their employees with wellness tips and information, the second is a Wellness Newsletter that supports the WorkForce Wellness program while employees are working from home with wellness information and the third is the Wellness Text program that offers text messages to encourage people to be healthy.

Zellers added, “The Wellness Text program is a free program, open to everyone, that offers tips and wellness information via text to participants on Wednesdays and Saturdays.”

To sign up use the free Remind App or directly through Go to the App Store online and look for “Remind", where you’ll upload the app to your phone, then to join Live Well-Stay Healthy; use the following access code Class Name: Live Well-Stay Healthy, class code @f3ccc46.

The FCHS programs are offered on-line with a variety of evidence-based resources. Participants will receive weekly messages that focus on health and wellness. The goal is to live a longer healthier life by understanding how eating nutritious foods can contribute to a healthy lifestyle; strategies for changing eating and exercise habits; and practical tips for adapting your lifestyle from the comforts of your home.

Employers who want more information about becoming a Workforce Wellness site can contact Chris Zellers at

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is not providing in person programming at this time, however, beginning in May FCHS will start presenting virtual programming. Please follow us on Facebook at CMCRUTGERSEXT for the latest program details. Also, for up to date information on the Cape May County Family and Community Health Sciences Program, visit

Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

April 30, 2020