Taylor 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.
We’re always looking for ways to help strengthen West Virginia and the people and communities that make our state great. Visit WVU Extension's community, business and safety section to learn about these programs. With everything from community and tourism development to our Community Educational Outreach Service, we’re impacting many counties throughout the state. We also have information on home safety, occupational safety and disaster preparedness, along with the Fire Service Extension that trains firefighters in communities across West Virginia.
What is the WVU Extension 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
Learn more at the Family Nutrition Program.
Food & Health News for Taylor 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 Education Outreach Service (CEOS)
All About Community Educational Outreach Service
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 West
Virginia University Extension. 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.
Flemington CEOS Club
Meets on the third Thursday of each month
Time: 4 PM
Location: Flemington Community Building
Club President: Olive Ricketts 265-5549
Oak Grove CEOS Club
Meets on the third Thursday of each month
Time: 7 PM
Location: Oak Grove Baptist Church
Club President: Carolyn McDaniel 288-6800
Updated yearly, the handbook lists officers, contacts and other important information.CEOS Handbook
For more information about joining, contact your county WVU Extension office or
WVU Extension Family & Community Development
P.O. Box 6031 Morgantown, WV 26506-6031
Information for running a club
CEOS Press Release—fill in the blank and submit to your county paper to recruit
Community, Business & Safety News for Taylor 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.