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Berkeley-Jefferson Family & Community Development

Browse all food and health news from the WVU Extension Service.

Programs in Berkeley County

Dining with Diabetes

We are now accepting registrations for upcoming Virtual Dining With Diabetes Classes! 
May 17, 24, 31 & June 7, Wednesday Mornings, 10 a.m. – Noon 

Registration is required and will close on May 12.

Dining with Diabetes is a free once-a-week class that runs for four consecutive weeks. A follow-up class is scheduled three to four months later. Participants must attend all class sessions. This course is open to individuals with diabetes, or pre-diabetes, and their family members.

Classes cover how to prepare easy, healthy, and tasty meals, and watch live cooking demonstrations. You will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. 

Community Educational Outreach Service

Through volunteer service, continuing education, and leadership development, CEOS members have helped to strengthen individuals, families and communities in West Virginia since 1914. Over the past decade, West Virginia CEOS members performed more than 5.6 million hours of service for communities in need.

Berkeley Community Education and Outreach Service

family nutrition programFamily Nutrition Program

The Family Nutrition Program includes nutrition, food, and physical activity projects designed to help limited resource families improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.

Family Nutrition Program

Food Preservation food preservation

Food preservation workshops are offered each spring and summer and your county Extension agent is always available to answer your questions. We want you to preserve the bounty of the season and we want you to do it safely! For complete information on food preservation processes, learn about local food preservation workshops and/or visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Food Preservation

Love Your Heart Partnership love your heart

Heart disease is the top killer, both nationally and in West Virginia. Basic tips will help you take control of your heart health and add satisfaction to your life. Learn how to combat the number one killer in West Virginia through free, heart health education.

Love Your Heart

Visit the WVU Extension Service  Food and Health website for additional topics, information and resources.