Nutrition is a crucial part of our health and overall wellness. That's why Michigan State University Extension's team of experts bring evidence-based nutrition education into communities across the state. Our staff delivers educational programming to communities and helps create lasting healthy changes, from kitchen tables to school cafeterias. Programming is supported through the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed).
Offerings and programs include:
- Cooking Matters, a nutrition program where participants learn how to eat healthy, cook, and grocery shop on a limited budget.
- Making Healthy Choices, which features healthy tips in newsletters for parents and seniors, available in both English and Spanish, as well as a free library of videos for seniors.
- Eat Healthy, Be Active, a six-week class for adults that teaches how to make physical activity and nutrition part of daily life. Eat Healthy, Be Active is also available virtually, in American Sign Language.
- My Way to Wellness, a free, online self-paced nutrition program available to individuals living in Michigan who are eligible for supplemental food assistance.
- Teen Cuisine, a nutrition and physical activity education program for teens in sixth through 12th grade. Students learn cooking skills, as well as general information about nutrition, food safety, and physical activity.
- Show Me Nutrition, a nutrition education program taught at school where at least 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. This program for pre-K through eighth-grade youth promotes healthy eating, positive body image, physical activity and food safety.
- Information and resources to help you better budget food benefits.
- Nutrition and physical activity content featured on our MI Health Matters social media channels. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.
- Articles, healthy recipes, podcasts and more.
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