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Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2020

Three New Online Programs Provide Healthy Tips during Covid-19 Outbreak

Union County residents looking for reliable guidance on health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic can take part in three online programs created by the Rutgers University Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. The programs are offered through the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, with support from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

“These programs will equip residents with simple, common sense tools for practicing wellness at home and at work,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Freeholder Board is proud to support the Extension in its efforts to provide valuable, fact-based guidance to the public during this time.”

Participants will receive weekly messages that focus on health and wellness. By the end of each program residents will understand how eating nutritious foods can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, strategies for changing eating and exercise habits; and practical tips for adapting your lifestyle from the comforts of your home.

The first program, Healthy on the Job Self-care is a 12 week series focused on essential workers. This series is emailed and can be tailored for any group to have more or less weeks.

Get Moving, Get Healthy at Home is geared toward those who are at home. This series is available up to 24 weeks and may continue longer depending on the demand.

The Live Well-Stay Healthy program sends gentle wellness messages Wednesdays and Saturdays of each week. Participants can sign up for this program at any time through the Remind App or Remind.com with class code: @f3ccc46.  

Residents interested in these programs should contact the local Rutgers Cooperative Extension Union County FCHS educator Dr. Karen Ensle at kensle@njaes.rutgers.edu. For more information and other programs visit the  Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the Union County Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.   

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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