Nutrition Programs

Virginia Cooperative Extension has many programs to help children, youth, and adults establish and maintain healthy diets to prevent chronic diseases and obesity.

Combine your love of cooking, nutrition, physical activity, and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer. The Master Food Volunteer Program helps Extension reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food preparation, nutrition, food safety, and physical activity.

Become a Master Food Volunteer today!

Home Food Preservation Series - perfect for beginners or those wanting to brush up, workshops in Water Bath Canning, Pressure Canning and Vegetable Fermentation available in Arlington and Fairfax, more information and registration here.

We offer instruction in preparing everything from healthy snacks to complete meals. Specialty classes have included low-sodium recipes, cooking with farm fresh local foods, cooking with tofu, vegetarian cooking, making healthy meals from canned foods, cooking with exotic fruits and vegetables, and cooking with greens.

To arrange for a class, contact Jennifer Abel at 703-228-6417, jabel@vt.edu.