Family & Community Health Sciences

Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities

[FCHS Logo] Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) helps people stay healthy, enjoy life, be active, and reduce health care costs. Many of today's health problems—obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—can be reduced through good nutrition and a healthy life style. FCHS encourages today's busy families and individuals to learn more and make personal choices to improve health through research and practical advice.

FCHS outreach focuses on:

  • Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle
  • Food Safety and Food Allergies
  • Family Wellness
  • Health Finances
  • Environmental Health

Initiatives & Programs

FCHS Publications & Visions

Volunteer Opportunities in Monmouth County

Can you give us a few hours? Care to share your health, wellness or nutrition expertise with fellow Monmouth County residents? Are you a college student in need of pre-professional experience in the fields of public health, nutrition education, community outreach or education? The rewards are large; your commitment can be as big or little as youre able to give.
Contact the FCHS department if you are interested in volunteering.

The Family & Community Health Sciences staff thanks you for visiting our website.

Rachel Tansey Senior FCHS Extension Associate
Sharese Porter FCHS Senior Program Coordinator
Sandie Merritt FCHS Secretary

Contact Us

Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Family & Community Health Sciences Department
4000 Kozloski Rd.
P. O. Box 5033
Freehold, NJ 07728-5033
E-mail: FCHS Department  

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 732-431-7260, ext. 7271


Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County