New online nutrition class in American Sign Language

Eat Healthy Be Active in American Sign Language is a video-based nutrition class with live support as needed for SNAP-Ed participants.

Eat Healthy Be Active is a nutrition program taught by Michigan State University Extension throughout the state. Sandria Graham, community nutrition instructor based in Oakland County, teaches the class in American Sign Language. To extend her reach to deaf and hard of hearing audiences beyond southeast Michigan, she has launched an online option in American Sign Language that is video based.

The course is offered for eight weeks and allows users to watch the content on their own time. Sandria offers office hours to connect with participants live if they are able. The course also offers discussion boards for participants to ask questions and engage with each other.

Eat Healthy Be Active has six lessons. Each lesson contains video content and supporting handouts. The lessons are:

  • Enjoy Healthy Food that Tastes Great
  • Quick Healthy Meals and Snacks
  • Eat Healthy on a Budget
  • Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
  • Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Lifestyle
  • Physical Activity is Key to Living Well

Eat Healthy Be Active is a curriculum from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. MSU Extension teaches the course through funding from USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Eat Healthy Be Active is part of MSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed program, which provides nutrition education to low-income Michigan residents. You can find more information about SNAP-Ed programming on MSU Extension's SNAP-Ed website

Sign up today by contacting Sandria Graham by email at or by video phone at 248-381-3101.


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