WVU Publications on Families and Health

Access the following two links for scores of online information materials, brochures, and fact sheets (in downloadable .pdf format) about family nutrition and health, food preservation and preparation, nutrition education, and health.

Nutrition and Health Publications
Families & Health Publications

WVU Families & Health Links

Below are links to WVU’s F&H related home pages.

WVU Families & Health Home Page
Community Educational Outreach Service
Dining With Diabetes
Family Nutrition Program
Energy Express

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Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Kanawha County Office
4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Suite 101
Charleston, WV 25304

Phone: 304-720-9573
Fax: 304-205-7863
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00
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Families and Health


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Kerri Wade, Extension Educator




families Home is where the heart is, and family and home issues are at the heart of WVU Extension Families & Health programming. Programs such as Community Educational Outreach Service (also referred to as CEOS and CEOS Clubs); Dining with Diabetes; and the Family Nutrition Program (also called FNP) help serve West Virginians with healthy information.




Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)

The primary purpose of CEOS clubs is education. The basis for its existence is the desire of people to improve the quality of their living, to find and live the “good life”, to inspire families and individual citizens to make life long learning a great adventure as they advance toward enriched living in the home and in the enlarged community. Learn more about CEOS in Kanawha County.


Dining With Diabetes (DWD) Dining with Diabetes

The Dining With Diabetes program was designed to help individuals make changes in their lifestyles that can help control diabetes and manage their symptoms. Learn more about this valuable program in Kanawha County.


Family Nutrition Program (FNP) FNP Short

The West Virginia Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a statewide outreach program which focuses on nutrition, food, and physical activity through multiple projects, community-based initiatives and key partnerships. Learn more about FNP Programs in Kanawha County.


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Energy Express is an award winning, six-week summer reading program that offers two nutritious meals a day. In Kanawha County, Energy Express has programs in Dunbar, West Charleston and Sharon. Visit WVU Energy Express.


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