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Family and Nutrition Education
Developing Life Skills
Virginia Cooperative Extension views the family unit as the cornerstone of a healthy community. We strive to improve the well-being of Chesterfield residents through programs that help participants put research-based knowledge to work in their lives.
Our holistic approach to strengthening families, including those with limited resources, assists youth and adult participants in developing wellness life skills related to
- Diet and Nutrition
- Family Financial Management
By participating in our educational programs, participants become healthier, more productive citizens who further contribute to Virginia's social and economic stability.
Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
- Family and Human Development Education
- Financial Management Classes
- Food Nutrition and Health
- Food Safety and Preservation
- Master Food Volunteer Training
Family Nutrition Program
The Family Nutrition Program provides nutrition and healthy lifestyle education to limited-resource adults, young families and youth in Chesterfield County. The program is funded in part by the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant and helps families and youth make healthier food choices and become better managers of available food resources for optimal health and growth. Participants will learn about making healthy choices, valuable food preparation skills, and how to become more active.
Youth Nutrition Education
Nutrition education is available to youth through partnerships with eligible schools using an evidence-based curriculum. Lessons adhere to Virginia Standards of Learning while promoting the development of healthy lifestyle habits.
Curriculums by grade include OrganWise Guys (grades K-2), Choose Health: Food Fun and Fitness (grades 3-6) and Teen Cuisine (grades 6-12). Learn more at Eat Smart Move More and the Virginia Family Nutrition Program websites.