Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Mercer County]

Family & Community Health Sciences

[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 lifestyle. FCHS encourages today's busy families and individuals to learn more and make personal choices to improve health. FCHS combines research and practical advice to improve your health for a better tomorrow.

Key Initiative

Get Moving Get Healthy New Jersey encourages a healthy lifestyle, especially healthy eating and physical activity, through educational programs, a website, publications, and targeted marketing campaigns.

FCHS Outreach Focuses On

  • Food, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
  • Food Safety and Food Allergies
  • School Wellness
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Family Wellness

What's Happening in Mercer County?

What's Happening on the State Level in Family and Community Health Sciences?



  • Mercer County Building Healthy Kids Coalition
  • Tremendously Trenton Coalition
  • Trenton Public Schools
  • Isles
  • Trenton Crusade Against Cancer
  • Shaping NJ State Partnership for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
  • NJ Coordinated School Health Demonstration Project
  • NJ Farm to School Network
  • Mercer County Nutrition Project for the Elderly
  • Boys & Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County
  • Allies Inc.
  • Mercer County Special Services School District
  • New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids - Trenton
  • New Jersey Prevention Network Coalition for a Healthy New Jersey

National Affiliations


Michelle Brill, M.P.H., Family and Community Health Science Educator
Telephone: 609-989-6831