Nutrition & Food Safety

MSU Extension offers free nutrition education to those that qualify.  Topics covered in classes include “My Plate & My Pyramid”, label reading, food safety, healthy snacks, basic nutrition and shopping smartly. Our nutrition instructors teach in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan, from preschoolers to older adults

Agencies and Organizations can use the Agency “Client Referral” Form in referring clients to MSU Extension nutrition education classes. Form is confidential and should be faxed or emailed.  

For more information on nutrition education or to make a referral please contact:

Amy Prins, Program Instructor
Phone: (616) 994-4541
Email: prinsamy@msu.edu

Christian Kleinjans, Program Instructor
Phone: (616) 994-4549
Email: kleinj22@msu.edu

Schools, Worksites, Childcare & Faith-Based Sites:

MSU Extension also offers technical assistance and coaching to eligible schools, worksites, childcare providers, and faith-based sites to create a positive wellness culture in these places with the goal of improving nutrition and physical activity supports through policy, system, and environmental initiatives. (MARY: please add this paragraph to the existing text.)

Agencies and Organizations can use the Agency “Client Referral” Form in referring clients to MSU Extension nutrition education classes. Form is confidential and should be faxed or emailed.  

Contact:

Christi Demitz, Educator – Health & Nutrition
Phone: (616) 632-7881
Email: demitzch@msu.edu
 

Other Resources

Michigan Fresh Fact Sheets

MSU Extension Michigan Fresh educational program helps people explore our state’s bounty of fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals.

Michigan Cottage Food Law On-line Training

Thinking of starting a food related business….this website will take you to a description for this on-line training.

West Michigan Farm Markets an opportunity to search by county or zip code to locate farm markets and to see which markets accept Bridge Cards.

Food Safety & Preservation Resources

Jane Hart Educator
Food Safety / Canning / Food Preservation 
(231) 724-6694 or email hartjan@msu.edu

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