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!
FCHS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS Healthy Lifestyles Support Resources
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!
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.
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...
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.
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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!