Mercer County Family & Community Development
WVU Extension experts are at the forefronts of health and relationship education in West Virginia communities. For parenting tips, relationship education and information about family programs, visit WVU Extension's youths and families section. For recipes, nutrition advice, heart health information, fitness tips and more, check out our food and health section. The Family Nutrition Program shows people better ways to maximize value while cooking healthy meals.
Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)
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.
WVCEOS is a voluntary, nonprofit organization functioning in cooperation with the West Virginia University Extension Service. It is one of the largest educational organizations in the nation.
CEOS program areas of emphasis include preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence.
Through dedicated service, continued education and leadership development, CEOS members strengthen individuals, families and communities across West Virginia.
In West Virginia, the first club (then a Farm Women’s Club) was established on December 14, 1914. Today, more than 3,500 members participate in this outstanding program, available in all 55 counties.
Members of WVCEOS are people like you!
Together, members conduct and participate in motivating educational activities that help members continue education, gain leadership skills and inspire community involvement.
- Bluefield CEOS Club – Pam Godbey- President
- Brush Creek CEOS Club – Mary Lou Pencarinha- President
- Parkview CEOS Club – Doris Hyatt- President
- Pinoak CEOS Club – Mary McPherson- President
Families and Health Extension Agent and Assistant Professor
Email Andrea Hoover
What is the WV Family Nutrition Program (FNP)?
The Family Nutrition Program is comprised of numerous nutrition, food and physical activity projects designed to help limited resource families, youths, and adults improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases. FNP encourages the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors by:
- Teaching nutrition education using the USDA’s MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines
- Providing food demonstrations
- Improving access and availability to local community resources
- Helping participants to stretch their food dollars, plan menus and read food labels
- Encouraging participants to devote more time to being physically active