WSU Extension Youth and Families has many program areas. Click the links below for more information and links to the websites.
Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU)
The Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) works with community allies to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research, community development, and education.
We work with industry, academic and regulatory partners to identify areas to serve producers, packers, processors and consumers to enhance food safety. The integration of extension and research activities strengthens the program to deliver educational outreach and generate research outcomes that address gaps in knowledge.
A science-based education program to improve the effectiveness and frequency of hand washing behaviors in adults and children.
The Nutrition Education Network of Washington is a strategic alliance of agencies and organizations that work with low-income families. The Network’s objective is to coordinate nutrition education efforts to communicate consistent, positive and relevant messages to increase awareness of healthful and enjoyable eating.
The 4-H program reaches out to kids and their families to build skills for life. 4-H has a hundred different hands-on projects to offer.