Office Information

WVU Putnam County Extension Office
12093 Winfield Road
Winfield, WV 25213

Phone: 304-586-0217
Fax: 304-586-0207
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:00

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Putnam County

Childhood Obesity Prevention

For the first time since the Great Depression, children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parent’s generation. This is due to the alarming increase in childhood obesity. The younger a child becomes overweight or obese, the more potential there is for adverse affects to their physical, social, and mental well being. Childhood obesity is affected by a variety of factors including their parents, the home environment, genetics, school, and their peers.

Putnam County Extension Service will be offering programs dedicated to improving childhood obesity in our county. Please contact us at 304-586-0217 or tim.sayre@mail.wvu.edu if you are interested.

Strong Families Eat Together. Learn how to foster family relationships through family mealtimes.

Kids Eat Right. Learn how to shop smart, plan and prepare healthy meals, and ways to improve your child’s health.

Family Mealtime Workshop. Discover how to have a successful family mealtime and what mealtime practices may be harming your children.

Preventing Childhood Obesity. Learn ways you can prevent childhood obesity in your family and community.

Patience with Picky Eaters. Find solutions for getting your picky eater to try new foods and how to handle a “food jag.”

Learn more about the childhood obesity epidemic:

Childhood Obesity Statistics