Kai N Gritter

Kai Gritter

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Extension Educator, SNAP Outreach for Veterans Program Coordinator
Ottawa County Extension Office



Kai has been an Extension Educator at Michigan State University Extension since October 2019. She has a Master of Science in Health Education and over a decade of public health experience. Prior to joining MSU Extension, she worked as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Healthy Aging to Saginaw Valley State University students. She worked in School-Based Health Centers, promoting healthy behaviors and empowering students to educate their peers. Kai also served as Administrative Coordinator for the University of Michigan-Flint's Cultural Competency program that trained nurses in the field.

Kai is certified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and facilitates social and emotional learning programs that address healthy aging, anger management, and stress-reduction. She also serves as Program Coordinator and is Co-PI for the USDA grant-funded SNAP Outreach for Veterans program which addresses food insecurity.

Her current list of classes include:

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  • RELAX: Alternatives to Anger series
  • Stress Less with Mindfulness (SLWM)
  • SLEEP (SLeep Education for Everyone Program)
  • Presentations from the Mindfulness for Better Living Suite