Jefferson County Family & Community Development
Home is where the heart is and family and health issues are at the heart of WVU Extension Family and Community Development. We offer a variety of nutritional classes and guidance, learning tools, outreach opportunities, and community connections. Programs are offered for all ages and groups and are generally free.
Get added to our local contact list and receive information about upcoming workshops,
classes and other program events, by
calling or emailing the Jefferson County Office.
Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)
CEOS is a statewide club supporting 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. Supported by the WVU Extension Service, CEOS program areas
of emphasis include preserving the environment, building family strengths, and
increasing awareness of our global interdependence.
Family Nutrition Program
The Family Nutrition Program is comprised of numerous nutrition, food, and physical
activity projects designed to help limited resource families, youth, and adults
improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular
disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases.
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
National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Dinning with Diabetes
Diabetes is a common, serious, and costly disease. Many complications of diabetes
can be controlled and even prevented by making lifestyles changes – scheduling
regular doctor visits, improving eating habits, increasing physical activity, and
maintaining a healthy weight. The Dining with Diabetes program helps adults make
lifestyle changes. It is a free program for those with diabetes and their family
members. The series of four classes and a three-month follow-up includes clinical
testing, nutrition information, recipe demonstrations, exercise, and group support.
Mental Health & Wellness
Food & Health News for Jefferson County
Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes that run once a week for four consecutive weeks (times vary to provide participants flexible options). A follow-up class will be scheduled three to four months later. Participants are expected to attend all classes. Dining with Diabetes is a free program that is open to individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, their family members, and their caregivers.
Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes that runs once a week for four consecutive weeks. A follow up class will be scheduled three to four months later. Participants are expected to attend all classes. Dining with Diabetes is open to individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, their family members and their caregivers.
Community, Business & Safety News for Jefferson County
Presenter: Tony Michael, Professor, Program Director, WVU Extension Family and Community Development
The 2022 Sustainable Rural Tourism Webinar Series kicks off at 11 a.m., on Monday, January 31 with an introduction to the concept. People interested in tourism and tourism professionals should plan to register online to attend throughout the year. Recordings will be available afterward for those not able to participate in person.
Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension tourism expert, suggests participating in the series is a way that newcomers and veteran experts can come together to collaborate and create a brighter future for tourism in the Mountain State.