New self-paced online nutrition class available for Upper Peninsula residents

My Way to Wellness is a free online nutrition class available for people living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Interested in attending nutrition classes, but none of them work with your schedule? Michigan State University Extension is now offering My Way to Wellness, a self-paced online nutrition education program that can be completed at participants’ convenience, using a computer or handheld device with internet access. 

My Way to Wellness is made up of ten video lessons based on the Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and includes interactive activities and knowledge checkpoints to aid in learning. Each lesson is about 30 minutes in length and includes closed captioning and voice-over narration. Lessons cover topics such as healthy food choices, physical activity, goal setting, food safety and reading a food label. This self-paced, online course is supported by MSU Extension community nutrition instructors who are available to virtually answer questions and facilitate interactive discussions.

Classes are offered in two-month blocks, starting May 2023 through December 2023. Once participants begin a class, they have until the end of their two-month class session to finish it. For example, participants in the May-June session can register any time from May 1 until June 19 and complete their session by June 30. New sessions will begin every other month and participants can sign up for a two-month session here. 

There is no cost to participate in these online classes, and participants must be 18 years or older and living in the Upper Peninsula. If interested participants do not live in the Upper Peninsula, they can complete this program request form.

If participants are part of the UP Food as Medicine program, they can earn $40 in farmers market vouchers by completing this course and taking a pre- and post-survey.

My Way to Wellness is part of MSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed program, which provides free nutrition education to low-income Michigan residents. You can find more information about SNAP-Ed programming on MSU Extension's SNAP-Ed website.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. To ensure sufficient time to make arrangements, persons with disabilities may request accommodation by contacting Cody McLaren at at least two weeks prior to the start of each online cohort. Requests received after this will be met when possible.

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