Teaching refugees and immigrants skills to work in the food industry. Inspiring children and adults with developmental disabilities to try — and love — new fruits and vegetables. Connecting farmers in crisis to lifesaving resources like teletherapy services.
Every day, in communities across Michigan and beyond, MSU Extension’s health and nutrition staff makes the extraordinary possible, changing lives for the better. Learn more about our projects, programs, staff, and the work we do.
Published on September 29, 2023
Making Michigan school meals an essential part of the school day.
Published on June 16, 2023
The funding will support four key programs and focus on reaching underserved adults with disabilities and Spanish-speaking/Latinx communities.
Published on June 13, 2023
By creating meaningful, culturally preferred resources, the Greater Lansing Food Bank's Garden Project cultivates a sense of belonging among Lansing’s newest Americans.
Published on May 15, 2023
To include more traditional Indigenous foods in Cooking Matters recipes, MSU Extension nutrition educators worked with staff from Bay Mills, Hannahville, Pokagon and Little Traverse Bay tribes.
Published on February 10, 2023
At the heart of MSU Extension educator Charlee Brissette's work is an unyielding dedication to the communities whose cultures, languages, customs and beliefs are just as integral to Michigan’s identity as our vast natural resources.
Published on December 16, 2022
How one rural school community is taking action to support food and nutrition security.
Published on September 19, 2022
Mason County Eastern Schools and MSU Extension partner to support local success of 10 Cents a Meal.
Published on August 26, 2022
Michigan State University Extension is committed to helping Michiganders make informed vaccine decisions for themselves and their families.
Published on June 16, 2022
Through innovative thinking, MSU Extension and Father Fred Food Pantry are bringing food security to Michigan families.
Published on February 23, 2022
MSU Extension's educators and instructors reach refugees and immigrants in a meaningful way.
Published on July 10, 2023
Follow along with MSU Extension program instructor Katie Parr as she travels to Beaver Island to provide vaccine education to a group of older adults. Along the way Katie learns about the unique healthcare challenges faced by residents on the rural island.
Published on February 28, 2023
Nutrition and access to healthy food is critical for kids to do their best at school. Learn about what MSU Extension doing to help with the Mustang Food Share at Munising High School.
Published on November 3, 2022
MSU Extension community nutrition instructor Kendra Gibson set in motion a vital partnership that enhances healthy food access and nutrition and physical activity education within Mason County, Michigan.
Published on August 24, 2022
In 2019, the Tuscola Food Access Collaborative was created to address food insecurity in the rural “thumb area" of Michigan. As a result, the organization leveraged existing structures and projects, including the Thumb Blessing Boxes.
Published on April 20, 2022
MSU Extension community nutrition instructor Lainy Burress joins Jamie Hekker for an episode of "Building Health Muskegon." Burress discusses what MSU Extension does, how to encourage kids to eat more fresh produce, buying in season to help your food budget and more.