Families & Health

Class Schedule

Most classes are open to everyone and are indicated as such under the tab “Open to Public.” Contact the WVU Extension agent listed for additional information on costs and exact locations. Costs vary by program and some programs are free to participants.

PEIA Subscribers: If you are enrolled in the Preferred Provider (PPB) Plan or The Health Plan, download the PEIA brochure for more information about these classes. You do not have to be a PEIA subscriber to participate.

For more information about any of these classes contact the appropriate County Extension Office.

BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. The program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.

Cooking Matters at the Store for Adults
Cooking Matters is a guided grocery store tour that teaches participants how to read food labels, compare unit prices and identify healthy foods like lean sources of protein, whole grains, low-fat dairy and low-cost produce. This tour ends with a $10 challenge where you can use the skills you have learned to buy a healthy meal for a family of four for under $10. You will also take home a booklet with recipes and shopping tips, a reusable grocery bag and $10 worth of healthy groceries. This is a one-time class that takes place in a grocery store and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Dining with Diabetes
Dining with Diabetes is a program of the WVU Extension Service that helps people with diabetes and their families learn to prepare meals through learning, demonstrations and food tastings.

Eating Smarter, Being Active
Eating Smart, Being Active teaches participants how to move more; how to save money on groceries by making a meal plan; the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein; and how to build stronger bones. Participants who complete the series will receive a $25 veggie voucher that can be traded at their local farmers market for fresh produce, as well as a “supper in a sack” so they can create a healthy meal at the end of each class. This class is taught in eight one-hour sessions.

Stress Less with Mindfulness
Stress Less with Mindfulness is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress, depression and anxiety.

Eating Smarter, Being Active

Date and Time County & Location Open to Public Contact
Mar. 9, 10:00 a.m. Mineral – Keyser SPOKES Yes Shannon Ritchie
Mar. 22, 10:00 a.m. Mineral – Mineral Day Report No Shannon Ritchie
Apr. 5, 3:00 p.m. Preston – Terra Alta Community Bldg No Karen Bright
Apr. 5, 3:45 p.m. Hardy – Moorefield Middle School Yes Vicki Jones-Fertig