School Wellness

Get Moving-Get Healthy NJ with FCHS. For more than 92 years, FCHS has partnered with New Jersey schools to bring food and nutrition education to youth, teachers, foodservice staff, administrators and school nurses.

We know that, to be successful, a school wellness initiative should be creative, multi-dimensional, affordable and manageable. As your local authority on school-based wellness programs, FCHS has the tools to help schools develop and implement innovative school wellness policies.

Photo: Student taste-testing offered through our GROW HEALTHY school wellness initiative. Our programs, curricula and information:

  • Are research-based
  • Help schools meet core curriculum content standards in areas such as health, science, math, language arts and physical education
  • Can be easily evaluated to demonstrate impact

We offer a range of services to improve the health and wellness of staff, students, families and the school community:

  • Professional Development/Trainings (489k PDF) - FCHS offers professional training and development programs for school administrators, nurses, teachers and nutrition/foodservice staff.
  • Grow Healthy: FCHS' showcase school wellness initiative. Learn more about this garden-enhanced school wellness initiative for elementary schools.
  • Advisement on school wellness policies, their development, implementation and evaluation
  • Training programs for school administrators, faculty, staff and foodservice employees
  • Train-the-trainer workshops
  • Educational and informational programs for parents, families and communities
  • Staff wellness programs
  • In-school and after-school programs, lessons and instruction for students
  • Library-based learning boxes
  • PTA and PTO workshops
  • Parent and family activities
  • Community partnerships and alliances
  • School foodservice initiatives and training
  • MyPyramid Garden Pizza Party

Call 856-307-6450, ext. 2 or email savoca@njaes.rutgers.edu for information and support on school wellness policies.


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