Family & Consumer Sciences

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.

Developing Life Skills

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
  • Exercise
  • Family Financial Management
  • Health
  • Parenting

By participating in our educational programs, participants become healthier, more productive citizens who further contribute to Virginia's social and economic stability.

Family & Consumer Sciences Programs

  • Family and Human Development Education
  • Financial Management Classes
  • Food Nutrition and Health
  • Food Safety and Preservation
  • Master Food Volunteer Training