Upshur 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 Services (CEOS)
All About Community Educational Outreach Service
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. Join the CEOS organization by calling your local WVU Extension office and start making a difference today.
A statewide club supporting West Virginia since 1914
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.
Over the past decade, West Virginia CEOS members performed more than 5.6 million
hours of service for communities in need.
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
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.
Family Nutrition Program
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