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Family & Community Health Sciences

As society changes, so do the needs of our families.

Visit our NEW state Family and Community Health Sciences Website:

As society changes, so do the needs of our families. The Family & Community Health Sciences department (FCHS) of Monmouth County helps consumers adjust to societal and environmental changes with programs, which address critical issues that impact families. FCHS also offers the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP), which educates limited-income adults, seniors, youth, and families on nutrition and how to make better use of their food stamps and/or food dollars.

Programs offered by FCHS include:

  • Consumer Food Safety Education
  • Nutritional Education
  • Herbs and Health
  • Eating for Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Human Development
  • As well as a variety of other "life skills" topics

These courses are developed to address the needs of the county and provide information that is accurate, reliable, current, and research-based. Through this programming, FCHS strives to strengthen families and promote food safety and nutrition. Our programs are offered throughout the county and are frequently presented in collaboration with local agencies, and organizations as seminars, workshops, and home study courses.

Our FCHS staff can also answer your questions about food safety, food preservation, home and environmental safety, and other consumer concerns. FCHS aims to raise awareness concerning a safe food supply, consumer safety, nutritional well-being and life skills. Fact sheets and additional information, as well as our Visions newsletter are also available.

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

Rachel Tansey FCHS Senior Extension Associate
Sharese Porter FCHS Senior Program Coordinator
Cathy Van Benschoten FCHS Secretary      

We look forward to assisting you and hope to see you at one of our classes in the near future.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

e-mail: FCHS Department   
Write to us at: Family & Community Health Sciences Department
4000 Kozloski Rd., Box 5033, Freehold NJ 07728
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 732-431-7260

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