Food & Health



  • ISS 315: Urban Spaces, Food Systems, & Health

    This summer session II course is an introductory course on understanding urban environments and food systems in cities, and the potential impacts on public health.

  • Michigan Cottage Food Law

    The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows Michigan residents to manufacture and store certain foods in unlicensed home kitchens. Through this training, you will learn about preparing and selling foods under the Michigan Cottage Food Law. In addition, the course reviews important food safety practices when preparing and selling food to the public.

  • Mobile Food Vehicle Fire Safety

    This course is taught by Lt. William Smith with the Grand Rapids Fire Department as a fire safety course for mobile food vehicles that intend to operate in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • My Way to Wellness

    Are you interested in taking an online nutrition course that fits into your schedule? My Way to Wellness is a new online nutrition program for low-income residents of Michigan offered by MSU Extension. It is self-paced, so you can take it any time that works for you, from anywhere. The course reviews healthy food choices, physical activity, goal setting, food safety, food labels and more. The course has interactive activities and quizzes to aid in learning.

  • Plant Breeding to Fight Hunger1

    Plant Breeding 14 Week Online Course. Application Deadline April 30, 2021. Participants awarded a certificate upon completion of course.

  • Processed Meat Training

    This training is designed for owners, employees, regulators, and anyone looking for education on how to safely make processed meats and meet regulatory requirements at a small processors.

  • Regulatory Leadership in Food Law

    In the modern regulatory state, the attorney or regulatory affairs manager is looked to for counseling on more than just the meaning of the letter of the law but also for guidance and leadership in dealing with agencies, particularly in complex or difficult situations.

  • Starting a Commercial Food Business

    The transition from cottage to commercial food production entails new regulatory requirements and food safety considerations. To be successful, however, entrepreneurs must also learn and apply industry standards for distribution, food retail, manufacturing, marketing and financing to their business plan. The Starting a Commercial Food Business training is designed to give food entrepreneurs the information needed to operate a successful food business.

  • Supporting Local Food Councils Online Course

    A professional development online course for Cooperative Extension and community development professionals.

  • The Law of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule

    This course focuses on the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The course has an administrative overtone, providing an understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes through an in-depth look at the relationship between the Food and Drug Administration, industry, consumer interest groups, and science communities.

  • The Law of the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule

    This course focuses on understanding the human and animal food rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The course offers an in-depth look at the relationship between the FDA, industry, consumer interest groups, and science communities. Students will learn the major provisions of the Rule, evaluate FDA’s limitations, explore animal feed changes, examine current issues in food law pertaining to FSMA, and investigate the intersection between science and law.

  • The Law of the Produce Safety Rule

    This course covers both regulatory and practical aspects of produce safety. Topic areas include worker health and hygiene, soil amendments, water quality in pre-harvest and post-harvest environments, crop inputs, wildlife and domesticated animals, land use, and FSMA issues related to produce.

  • Understanding Community Food Systems in Michigan

    Learn how community food systems can help your local economy.

  • Wine, Beer, and Spirits Laws and Regulations

    This course examines the laws, regulations, and policies that govern alcoholic beverages in the United States. The emphasis is on federal laws, specifically regulation by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Among other concepts, this course will cover: industry’s primary regulators, the classification of beverages, the regulation of labeling and advertising, three-tier distribution system, excise taxes, and liability.