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Living Well with Sandra G
Living Well: Ten Minute Tips to Better Health in the New Year!
Join Sandra Grenci, Registered Dietitian, for a series of weekly video tips to help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle in the New Year! Topics will include nutrition, physical activity, stress management, self-motivation, mindfulness, and more! DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION HERE...

The Living Well Series begins on Friday, January 22 at Noon, and will run weekly through March. Sessions will be archived on the RCE of Hunterdon County Facebook page: @RCEofHunterdonCounty. Like our page to receive announcements! 

RCE of Hunterdon County Announces Launch of Virtual National Diabetes Prevention Program
Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) has received a grant from the NJ Department of Health to develop and launch a virtual version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Sandra Grenci, MS, RDN, LDN, DCES, FCHS Educator from Hunterdon County, and Shailja Mathur M.S., M. Ed., RDN, FCHS Educator from Middlesex County are Principal Investigators on the grant

The NDPP is an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program, which has been shown to reduce the risk of developing diabetes in high risk participants by up to 58%. The year-long program focuses on modest weight loss, healthy eating and physical activity, stress reduction, and healthy coping. The first group of participants will begin the program in January of 2021. The program has plans to expand statewide through FCHS Department delivery. For more information about the NDPP go to


Rutgers Family and Community Health Wellness Wednesday

RCE - Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesday webinars with Family & Community Health Sciences will focus on a variety of topics related to food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.  This series will walk you through the easy steps that you can take to add positive health behaviors into your day.  From reducing the amount of food waste you produce in your home to understanding how to read the new nutrition facts label, now is the time to make some of those small changes that will improve your health in a large way.

Join us on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. to learn from experts in the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  All sessions are free, will last approximately 45 minutes, and be provided via Webex.  To join, you will need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. 

You must register to participate. Click here for upcoming webinars and registration information


Watch these informative presentations by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County’s Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, Sandra Grenci, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Prediabetes: Take Action with the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Are you at risk for developing diabetes? Do you know that healthy lifestyle factors can greatly reduce your chances of developing this chronic disease? Come learn some research-based strategies to empower yourself and your family members to make healthier lifestyle choices! Sandra Grenci, MS, RDN, LDN, DCES, FCHS Educator, Hunterdon County and Shailja Mathur, M.S., M.Ed., RDN, FCHS Educator, Middlesex County. DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION HERE...

Mindful Family Meals (Wellness Wednesday)
Does your family mealtime dissolve into a battle over food? Do you eat in response to stress or schedules rather than hunger and satisfaction? Do you want your family to have a healthier relationship with food? Mindfulness is a tool that can help! Learn some strategies to enjoy more Mindful Family MealsFollow this link to all of the Wellness Wednesday recordings...

RU Ready to Garden Episode 9 Preserving the Harvest: Freezing & Dehydrating
Freezing and dehydrating summer produce is easy. Plus, you get to enjoy the fresh flavor later in the year.
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RU Ready to Garden Episode 11 Canning in Glass Jars
Home canning is a wonderful way to preserve produce for shelf storage to enjoy for later in the year.  FCHS experts, Alexandra Grenci and Daryl Minch, will discuss the importance of following scientifically tested methods to ensure a safe product. Click here for more...


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