Nutrition & Health

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 instructor teaches in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan, from preschoolers to older adults


  • Senior Project FRESH - Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH gives coupon vouchers to eligible older adults to get Michigan-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices and honey from farmers markets and roadside stands.
  • Cooking Matters - Cooking Matters for Adults or Teens is a nutrition program where participants will learn how to eat healthy, cook and grocery shop on a limited budget. The program consists of six lessons, lasting approximately two hours each.
  • Show Me Nutrition - A six-week program for youth from Pre-K through eighth grade. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in age appropriate, interactive, hands-on activities that promote good eating habits, positive body image, physical activity and food safety.  
  • SNAP Ed - Teaches youth, teens, adults and seniors how to make health a priority through an instructional series.

For more information on nutrition education or to set up a program in your community/ school/ organization located in Clinton County, contact:

Roxanne White, Program Instructor
Phone:  (989) 224-5238

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 Foods Information – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website has numerous resources if you are thinking of beginning your own food business.

Food Safety & Preservation Resources

Local Food Resources 

Farmers Market Manager Resources