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Family & Community Health Sciences
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Family & Community Health Sciences

ABOUT FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES

Staying healthy, eating right, being active, raising healthy families, enjoying life!

The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) helps people meet these goals. Studies have shown that many of today’s chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer can be prevented through lifestyles which include good nutrition and regular physical activity. Through research-based programming, FCHS can provide practical tips and advice to help people of all ages live healthier and happier lives!

Click here to watch our promotional video (YouTube version)

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CONTACT

Alexandra Grenci, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County
Family and Community Health Sciences Educator  BIO
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
Physical Address:
314 Route 12 County Complex, Building #2
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908.788.1342
Email: Alexandra Grenci, Family and Community Sciences Educator

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FCHS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Healthy Lifestyles Support Resources

Healthy Eating Paterns

NEW! Mindful Eating Classes in Frenchtown

Introduction to Mindful Eating: Part One
MB-EAT Series Begins in November, 2018:

Tuesdays: Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, and Dec. 4
Times: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, 20 4th Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

An Apple a Day - Healthy Lifestyles Supprot Group

AN APPLE A DAY

Do you ‘resolve’ to be healthier this year? Do you struggle to maintain healthy eating and regular physical activity despite the best of intentions? Do you need a bit of motivation to help you overcome day to day barriers such as stress, work, and family? You are invited to visit An Apple a Day, an online collection of research-based wellness resources to help you achieve your wellness goals! Materials include recipes, motivational tips, wellness challenges, timely articles, and more!

AN APPLE A DAY - Topics and Materials

Diabetes Support Group

DIABETES SUPOORT GROUPS AVAILABLE:

Do you have diabetes or pre-diabetes and need help in doing all of the things you need to do to improve your health? FCHS is offering free, ongoing discussion groups where you can talk to other people with similar health concerns, as well as learn more about managing your health. Groups meet one day each month.

2018 Schedule of Diabetes Support Group Meetings:  FLEMINGTON MEETINGS  |  CLINTON MEETINGS
  -  Look for a new Diabetes Support Group location in Lambertville!

What Can a Diabetes Support Group Mean to You?

Watch a video about the Hunterdon County Diabetes Support Group or click here to view...

 

Storm Ready

STORM READY:

Power outages and flooding can create unsafe conditions pertaining to food and drinking water. Here are some good resources from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help keep you safe:

For General Information about food storage at home, refer to this Cooperative Extension fact sheet:

 

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DISCUSSION DEN:

Healthy Eating Paterns

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Classes Available.

Please contact Sandra Grenci, FCHS Educator at 908-788-1342 or grenci@njaes.rutgers.edu

MIND YOUR MIND FOR HEALTHIER EATING: Have you ever eaten when you were not hungry? Eaten in front of a screen such as a TV or computer without being aware of your meal? Have you ever over-eaten due to an emotional state such as excitement or stress? All of these are examples of “mindless eating”. But what does it mean to be mindful when we eat?   READ MORE HERE...

 

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MORE ABOUT FCHS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

FCHS provides customized, educational programs for schools, work site groups, and community organization. Most programs are offered free or at a nominal charge, and can be conducted at your site or at our Route 12 location. Minimum enrollment may apply. For more information or to schedule a program, please call 908-788-1342.

POPULAR PROGRAM TOPICS:

Featured Program

  • Does your school have an “unproductive” school garden that could be transformed as a valuable health/wellness teaching tool? Is your school’s wellness program less than “robust”? Grow Healthy can help your school meet its wellness goals!

    What is Grow Healthy?

Programs for Schools, Children and Families

Programs for Older Adults

Diabetes Programs

Work site Wellness

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FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH PUBLICATIONS

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