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  • Weight Management

    MSU Extension educates residents on how to manage BMI by supplying affordable nutrition education and physical activity. Individuals who adopt positive behavioral changes into their daily habits to manage their weight contribute to an healthier state.


  • Healthy recipe makeover ideas

    Published on February 5, 2014
    Healthy substitutions for regular ingredients that will help you replace empty calories with beneficial nutrients.

  • Fall time is apple time

    Published on September 24, 2012
    The autumn months are a perfect time to incorporate more apples into your diet. Michigan grown apples are sweet, delicious and provide many health benefits including phytonutrients and antioxidants.

  • Canned fruits and vegetables - A healthy choice

    Published on May 12, 2014
    When shopping for fruits and vegetables, most grocery stores offer fresh, frozen and canned varieties. A recent study by MSU shows that canned produce provides both nutrition and affordability.

  • Holiday planning for diabetes

    Published on November 6, 2018
    If you have diabetes, it can be a challenge to be health conscious during the holidays.

  • Choose swimming for physical activity

    Published on September 20, 2012
    Swimming isn’t just for kids, swimming is fun for people of all ages and the health benefits are unmatched by almost any other sport or physical activity.

  • Healthy weight management: Part 2

    Published on December 5, 2016
    Learn about some tools that can help with the first steps towards weight loss.

  • Parents are vital in preventing early childhood obesity

    Published on January 7, 2013
    Research indicates that obesity in young children continues to be a health concern in the U.S.

  • Understanding arthritis: The benefits of weight management

    Published on September 1, 2017
    Being overweight or obese can negatively affect your health, including putting extra stress and pressure on your joints. Learning to manage your weight can reduce the symptoms associated with arthritis.

  • Healthy weight management: Part 1

    Published on November 18, 2016
    Learn how the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart is a good way to start figuring out your healthy weight range.

  • American Medical Association now classifies obesity as a disease

    Published on July 8, 2013
    In June 2013, the American Medical Association addressed the more than one-third obese Americans as an epidemic by classifying obesity as a disease.

  • Summertime is fresh fruit and vegetable time

    Published on July 24, 2012
    The months of July and August are a great time to take advantage of fruits and vegetables that are locally grown in Michigan.

  • Upcoming weight management article series

    Published on November 17, 2016
    Weight management is a challenge for many and being overweight can cause many health problems. These three articles will explore weight loss and how working towards a healthy weight can lead to better quality of life.

  • The health benefits of mindful eating

    Published on November 15, 2017
    Learn how mindful eating has the potential to improve both your health and relationship with food.

  • Healthy options in U.S. ballparks

    Published on April 11, 2014
    Traditional ballpark food is known to be high in calories and fat. Healthier options, however, are becoming available throughout the United States.

  • Eating like an Olympian

    Published on February 10, 2014
    Athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics understand the importance of good nutrition. USDA’s MyPlate is a great resource that is available to help anyone eat a healthy, well balanced diet.

  • Obesity in Michigan

    Published on February 11, 2013
    Research indicates that 2.5 million adults and 400,000 children in Michigan are obese.

  • Tomatoes provide many health benefits

    Published on July 17, 2018
    Tomatoes are not only sweet, delicious and a wonderful addition to many entrees, they are a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamins A, C and K.

  • It’s summer – make half your plate Michigan grown fruits and vegetables!

    Published on June 25, 2013
    Fresh fruits and vegetables offer many health benefits. Summer is a great time to take advantage of all the wonderful varieties of the fresh produce grown in Michigan.

  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Published on February 24, 2014
    Feb. 23 – March 1, 2014 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Learn how to increase awareness about this illness that affects millions in the United States.

  • Think “whole grain” when eating and shopping

    Published on May 21, 2012
    Whole grains are delicious, nutritious and provide a variety of flavors which adds up to a healthy diet and pure eating enjoyment!