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  • Michigan farmers talk about MSU's farm stress teletherapy program

    Published on November 12, 2021

    Meet Jim and Kelly. After a devastating tuberculosis outbreak among his herd of cattle, Jim needed support to deal with his grief and stress. He was connected with the MSU Extension farm stress team, who helped him engage with our grant-supported teletherapy program. Jim and Kelly reflected on this experience and how teletherapy helped them through tough times.

  • Garlic Smash

    Published on October 22, 2021

    The easiest way to remove the skin from garlic it to SMASH it!

  • Exercises with Your Baby

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Join Rayshawnda, community nutrition instructor, while she exercises with baby Elodie!

  • Physical Activity Break Chair Yoga

    Published on July 23, 2021

    Take a physical activity break with MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Heather Hampel and try some chair yoga!

  • Physical Activity Break: Smoothie Shopping

    Published on July 9, 2021

    Join Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructors Heather Hampel and Angela Tate for a physical activity break! Pretend to make a smoothie now and think about making a real smoothie later!

  • Reduce Sodium with Herbs

    Published on July 2, 2021

    Join Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Kendra Gibson as she shows us how to start a simple herb garden. Learn ideas for using your herbs to help you reduce your sodium intake!

  • RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Success Story

    Published on June 14, 2021

    Michigan attorney Heather Main talks about how MSU Extension's RELAX: Alternatives to Anger program helps her deal with stress. For more information, visit canr.msu.edu/relax.

  • Stretch Break #3

    Published on April 23, 2021

    Join Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, for our third and final stretch break in this series. Rotate all three stretch breaks throughout your day!

  • Stretch Break #2

    Published on April 16, 2021

    Add variety to your physical activity by joining Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, on one of her stretch breaks!

  • Stretch Break #1

    Published on April 9, 2021

    Take a quick 2 min stretch break with Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor.

  • 11 Ideas for Using Spinach

    Published on April 1, 2021

    Have you ever thought about the variety of ways you can use spinach? These ideas might inspire you to add some spinach to your recipe today!

  • Lions Partner to Fight Diabetes

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Lions Defense Against Diabetes

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Y Lions Centennial

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Safe Physical Activity Outside

    Published on March 19, 2021

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Madison Koenigsknecht reminds us how to stay safe while exercising outside.

  • 5 Minute Cardio

    Published on January 21, 2021

    Need a break? Take a 5 minute physical activity break with MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Sandria Graham, right from your chair!

  • Blueberry Muffin in a Mug - Measuring Skills

    Published on November 3, 2020

    Brennan makes Blueberry Muffin in a Mug and shows us measuring skills!

  • The Easiest Way To Dice and Onion

    Published on October 25, 2020

    Onions are tricky to dice. Try our quick method to prevent the tears.

  • How to Cut a Mango

    Published on October 23, 2020

    The easiest way to cut a mango!

  • Hidden Sources of Added Sugar

    Published on October 22, 2020

    Did you know the World Health Organization recommends eating no more than 6 tsp. of added sugar per day. Added sugars are commonly found in processed beverages and foods. Eating foods with minimal processing means you will be cutting back on sources of added sugars.