Families & Health
Home is where the heart is and family and home issues are at the heart of Extension personal health programming. Under this heading are the areas of Community Educational Outreach Service (or CEOS which includes CEOS Clubs); Dining with Diabetes; and the Family Nutrition Program (or FNP).
Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS)
The primary purpose of CEOS is education.
The basis for its existence is the desire of people to improve the quality of their living, to find and live the “good life”, to inspire families and individual citizens to make life-long learning a great adventure as they advance toward enriched living in the home and in the enlarged community. Other purposes are to further strengthen, develop, coordinate, and extend adult education and to improve the quality of life in cooperation with the Extension Service and to increase mutual knowledge and understanding. The person who continues education and who seeks ever-broadening horizons is best satisfied and fulfilled in serving the family and community. More information about Monongalia County CEOS
Healthy Families/Healthy Children
The Mission of the West Virginia Healthy Families/Healthy Children Initiative is to promote activities that support and enhance the well-being of West Virginia families and children through the development and maintenance of marriage and family skills education. For more information about the initiative and to find out when activities are being held in Monongalia County, visit the Healthy Families/Healthy Children website
Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
The West Virginia Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a statewide outreach program which focuses on nutrition, food, and physical activity through multiple projects, community-based initiatives and key partnerships. FNP prioritizes accountability and documents its impact on related behaviors of West Virginia’s limited resource families. As a visible and critical part of WVU and WVU Extension Service, we maintain a strong research base and experiential, facilitative approach to delivering information to our focus audience. More information about adult family nutrition program
In addition, the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) serves youth audiences in 31 West Virginia counties. Youth target audiences are 3rd, 4th and 5th graders ages 9-12 from limited resource families. More information about FNP for youth in Monongalia County