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.



  • SNAP-Ed Success Stories: Growing Healthy Eaters

    By connecting caregivers to community farmers, Growing Healthy Eaters increases access to local produce, educates providers about nutrition and teaches children about gardening and agriculture. Learn more about a Flint-area daycare provider's experience with the program.

  • Vaccine Outreach on Beaver Island

    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.

  • SNAP-Ed Success Stories: Mustang Food Share

    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.

  • Improving Nutrition Security: Garden to Food Club

    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.

  • Fighting Hunger in Rural Michigan: Thumb Blessing Boxes

    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.