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  • Healthy Relationships

    MSU Extension works to promote healthy relationships between youth, parents, families, caregivers and the community through social, mental, psychological and spiritual aspects of an individual’s life.

  • Diabetes

    MSU Extension provides the knowledge and skills needed to improve the health behaviors of those who have diabetes and those who are at risk of developing diabetes as well as their caregivers.

  • Food Budgeting

    MSU Extension’s programming promotes healthy lifestyles and empowers Michigan residents to take control of their health. Participants learn how to build nutritious diets on a budget, reduce foodborne diseases and become leaders in the food industry.

  • Chronic Disease

    MSU Extension provides high-quality and affordable education to Michigan residents related to the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions.

  • Food Policy

    MSU Extension works with partners to identify and sustain emerging and existing local food councils. Food policy councils are innovative collaborations between residents and government that serve residents who have been unrepresented in food decisions.

  • Food Preservation

    Participants will learn how to provide safe, high-quality products using the latest research on food preservation. The food preservation methods covered include freezing, boiling water bath canning, pressure canning and dehydrating.

  • Food & Health

    MSU Extension’s programming promotes healthy lifestyles and empowers Michigan residents to take control of their health. Participants learn how to build nutritious diets on a budget, reduce foodborne diseases and become leaders in the food industry.

  • 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.

  • Nutrition

    MSU Extension aims to improve the knowledge, skills and behavior of how individuals view nutrition. Through promotion, planning and delivery our staff works with audiences at a local, county and state to make changes to increase nutritional well-being.

  • Physical Activity

    Physical activity through MSU Extension encourages individuals and communities to adopt healthy lifestyle choices. Staff members work with diverse audiences to increase physical activity for people of all ages to lead to an improved diet and well-being.

  • Safe Food & Water

    MSU Extension offers high-quality, affordable programs that help Michigan residents learn the importance of safe food and water in their everyday lives. Our research-based programs help food handlers learn safe food-preservation skills and techniques.

  • National Diabetes Prevention Program--Kent County

    Date: Mar 04, 2019
    This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on lifestyle changes that promote slow, steady weight loss.

  • Matter of Balance--Barry County Commission on Aging

    Date: Jan 17, 2020
    A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. A Matter of Balance includes eight, two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator.

  • Extension Master Gardener Program Training Course Traverse City (Leelanau County)

    Date: Mar 05, 2020
    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer leader training program for people who are enthusiastic to learn science based environmentally friendly gardening practices and share this knowledge with others to improve Michigan communities.

  • Erin Powell

    810-244-8536
    powelle9@msu.edu
    Nutrition Program Supervisor
    Erin Powell

  • Using and Storing Nonfat Dry Milk (E1703)

    Published on October 14, 2015
    Nonfat dry milk is convenient to store, easy to measure, inexpensive, and easy to use. To get the most food value from your milk--store it right.

  • CDC Prediabetes Screening Test

    Published on April 11, 2014

  • Nutrition for Kids' Life: "More Broccoli, Please!" (WO1009)

    Published on November 17, 2015
    Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. They are filled with many nutrients, and will help children grow up strong and healthy. Getting your child to eat vegetables can be tricky at times and requires you to be patient.

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