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HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
March 5 to 11, 2006, be declared as “Extension Living Well Week”
February 14, 2006 Freeholder Meeting
WHEREAS, healthy families and communities allow people to enjoy life, stay active, avoid chronic health conditions and disease, and reduce health care costs; and
WHEREAS, Family and Community Health Sciences of Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension of Hunterdon County initiatives in nutrition and lifestyle, food safety, and environmental health enables citizens to gain knowledge and skills to lead healthy lives; and
WHEREAS, Family and Community Health Sciences, educational programs help today’s busy families and individuals stay well and energetic through a variety of publications, workshops, conferences, and electronic learning opportunities; and
WHEREAS, Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension is component of a nationwide Cooperative Extension network of university educators, researchers, and staff; and
WHEREAS, Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers – Cook College, Rutgers – The State University and is funded cooperatively through the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, State of New Jersey and United States Department of Agriculture; and
WHEREAS, the designation of “Extension Living Well Week” is a fitting tribute to the work and accomplishments of Family and Community Health Sciences’ professionals and staff who provide community education that is critical to the health and quality of life of adults, youth and families.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon that the week of March 5 to 11, 2006, be declared as “Extension Living Well Week” in the County of Hunterdon; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , that the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders hereby encourages County residents to take advantage of the educational opportunities that Family and Community Health Sciences offers families in the community. These educators provide practical, research-based education that helps County residents in raising children, eating right, staying healthy – Living Well.