WVU Extension service partners with drug courts to offer cooking classes

Monongalia

WVU Extension Service has been partnering with drug courts to offer a fresh start to residents fighting addiction. 

The extension service has been teaming up with many drug court programs across the state to provide additional support and education that recovering addicts need to begin a new life. 

Participants are taught nutrition and cooking basics so they are more able to support themselves and their families once the program ends. 

“And really trying to support and help people that may be in a darker place, or a place where they really do need some extra support, and even just to build their confidence that they can plan and prepare a healthy meal, and provide for their families in a way that perhaps they haven’t been able to in the past,” said Gina Wood, WVU Extension Service.

 So far, the classes are being offered in multiple counties, including Harrison County. 

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