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WVU Extension Service offers free, online nutrition classes to help with New Year’s resolutions

Still of Gina Wood in a nutrition class from WVU Extension

Belinda Nicholas, a nutrition outreach instructor with WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program, demonstrates how to make healthy chicken nuggets in an online recipe demonstration. (Photo credit: Andy Griffin)

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Struggling to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions? The WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program offers free online Eating Smart, Being Active classes to help West Virginians prepare healthy meals for their families, save money at the grocery store and incorporate more physical activity into their daily routines.

This six-week course is aimed at low-income families with children in the home and is based on the most current dietary guidelines. Weekly classes will be taught by the Family Nutrition Program nutrition outreach instructors across the state. Participants will be able to interact with other students, ask questions of their instructors and participate in physical activity challenges.

Upon completion, participants will receive an Eating Smart, Being Active cookbook, a graduation certificate and a goodie bag of WVU-branded kitchen tools.

WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program’s work is supported by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


“The WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program has offered in-person Eating Smart, Being Active classes for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity to take the program entirely online for the time being, which has allowed us to reach more participants than ever before.” 

“Sometimes the biggest challenge in making healthy lifestyle changes is knowing where to begin. Eating Smart, Being Active classes teach strategies that anyone can incorporate in their daily lives.”

“Participants learn about food safety, budget shopping advice, healthy cooking techniques, how to read food labels and much more.” — Gina Wood, Extension specialist, WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program


Sign up for the free Eating Smart, Being Active class: 

Target Audiences

  • Parents
  • Low-income families
  • Health professionals



CONTACT: Zackary Harold
Multimedia Specialist
WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program

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