Family Nutrition Program

What is the WV Family Nutrition Program (FNP)?

Farmer's Market & elderly lady

The Family Nutrition Program is comprised of numerous nutrition, food and physical activity projects designed to help limited resource families, youth, and adults improve their health. FNP targets risk factors associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases.

Goals and Objectives

FNP encourages the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors by:

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  • Teaching nutrition education using the USDA’s MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines
  • Providing food demonstrations
  • Improving access and availability to local community resources
  • Helping participants to stretch their food dollars, plan menus, and read food labels
  • Encouraging participants to devote more time to being physically active

Target Audiences

Mom and 2 kids are in a grocery store looking at fruit

FNP targets limited resource adults living at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and youth at schools, groups or summer camps where more than 50% of participants are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program.

Program Delivery


The Family Nutrition Program is loaced in over 40 counties with:

  • Approximately 50 Nutrition Outreach Instructors and Health Educators
  • 50 County Extension Agents
  • More than 2,000 volunteers

Programs range from the direct delivery of nutrition information to social marketing campaigns.

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