Family Nutrition Program helps people make better choices
FNP is comprised of nutrition, food and physical activity projects designed to help limited resources families, youth and adults improve their health. Nutrition Outreach Instructors (NOI’s) receive extensive training in nutrition, food safety and physical activity so that they can help participants make healthy choices. NOI’s utilize the newest Dietary Guidelines and the USDA’s MyPlate to teach research-based information to participants. Each year, approximately 50 Nutrition Outreach Instructors, 50 County Extension Agents and more than 2,000 volunteers contribute their time and expertise to carry out the Family Nutrition Programs in over 40 counties. FNP is funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Family Nutrition Programs make a difference in your community! Over 90% of adult participants have made positive changes in their diets, improved nutrition practices and saved money on groceries.
Adult participants learn how to stretch their food budget, plan menus, and keep food safe while participating in hands-on cooking demonstrations and fun physical activity programs. Classes are free and held at various locations around Tyler County.
Youth ProgrammingYouth in 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grades (Ages 9-12 years old) can participate in school enrichment programs lasting 7-9 weeks supported at the local elementary schools or can participate in many different types of camping programs during the summer months. NOI’s are trained in an age-specific curriculum designed to help youth learn how to make responsible and healthy choices regarding food and physical activity.
Cooking ClassesJoin WVU Extension Service Chef Julia Bolin for FREE cooking classes at the Adams House in Middlebourne starting January 17th or at the Alma Grange starting January 19th. Each week participants will learn to cook new recipe ideas. Recipes like Crock Pot Lasagna, Mini Meat Loaves, Turkey Pepperoni Rolls and more will be sampled during the program. Cooking classes will be held on Tuesdays starting January 17th at the Adams House, 304 East Street in Middlebourne. Class time is from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Classes at the Alma Grange will start on Thursday, January 19th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please call 304-758-2101 to register.
RecipesThe Family Nutrition Program offers some great recipes!
WVU Extension Service
Tyler County Office
311 Main Street
Middlebourne, WV 26149
Hours: 8:00-4:00 Mon-Fri
WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties
WVU Extension Service provides programs throughout the state with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.
Give eXtension a try!
Extension knowledge can be found online anytime through eXtension, a Web portal to the nation’s largest information system staffed by Extension experts. Anywhere you find the button below, you can search eXtension!