Nutrition & Food Safety

MSU Extension offers free nutrition education to those that qualify.  Topics covered in classes include “My Plate & My Pyramid”, label reading, food safety, healthy snacks, basic nutrition and shopping smartly. Our nutrition instructors teach in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan, from preschoolers to older adults

For more information on nutrition education or to make a referral please contact:

Amy Prins, Program Instructor
Phone: (616) 994-4541

Christian Kleinjans, Program Instructor
Phone: (616) 994-4549

Schools, Worksites, Childcare & Faith-Based Sites:

MSU Extension also offers technical assistance and coaching to eligible schools, worksites, childcare providers, and faith-based sites to create a positive wellness culture in these places with the goal of improving nutrition and physical activity supports through policy, system, and environmental initiatives. (MARY: please add this paragraph to the existing text.) 


Christi Demitz, Educator – Health & Nutrition
Phone: (616) 632-7881

Other Resources

Michigan Fresh Fact Sheets

MSU Extension Michigan Fresh educational program helps people explore our state’s bounty of fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals.

Michigan Cottage Food Law On-line Training

Thinking of starting a food related business….this website will take you to a description for this on-line training.

West Michigan Farm Markets an opportunity to search by county or zip code to locate farm markets and to see which markets accept Bridge Cards.

Food Safety & Preservation Resources

Wade Syers - Extension Specialist - Food Safety
Food Safety / Canning / Food Preservation 
(231) 724-6694 or email

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