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Food & Health

Center for Regional Food Systems



  • 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.

  • Garden Crafts & Snacks

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Learn ideas for how to spark kids' interest in gardening as well as ideas for using your harvest, and foods you have on hand, for snacks kids will love!

  • 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!

  • How to: Cut Pineapple

    Published on August 27, 2020

    Have you ever tried squeezing the juice out of your pineapple rinds? MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Vicki Ballas shows us how easy it is to cut up a pineapple.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • How to Stay Hydrated

    Published on May 13, 2020

    Are you drinking enough water? MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Vicki Ballas shares tips for staying hydrated.

  • Added Sugars

    Published on July 24, 2020

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Cody McLaren shows us just how much added sugar can be in sugar sweetened drinks. He encourages us to rethink our drinks with some more nutritious options.

  • Tai Chi Warm Ups

    Published on April 21, 2020

    Join MSU Extension's Anita Carter as she guides us through Tai Chi warm ups!

  • How to Repackage Bulk Foods

    Published on July 18, 2020

    Have you ever found only large packages of meat available at the grocery store? Or maybe the unit price on the bulk package is a better fit for your budget.

  • How to Cut a Starfruit

    Published on October 22, 2020

    Have you ever tried Starfruit? Give one a try! They are an excellent source of vitamin C and a great low calorie snack!

  • How to Safely Slice, Dice, & Mince

    Published on June 25, 2020

    Learn some knife safety skills as well as how to slice, dice and mince!

  • How to: Grate & Freeze Cheese

    Published on February 5, 2020

    Learn tips for grating and freezing your own cheese, plus more tips like how to prevent the cheese from sticking together!

  • Blueberry Muffin in a Mug - Measuring Skills

    Published on November 3, 2020

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

  • How to: Chop Celery

    Published on January 22, 2020

    Learn how to safely and easily cut celery into uniform pieces!

  • Why get more physical activity???

    Learn the health benefits of physical activity and find ways to add more to your day!

  • How to Cut a Mango

    Published on October 23, 2020

    The easiest way to cut a mango!

  • Garlic Smash

    Published on October 22, 2021

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

  • Cut Up Whole Chicken

    Published on May 1, 2020

    Purchasing a whole chicken can be a budget friendly option. MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Joe Hammontree shows us how to cut a whole chicken into pieces.

  • How to: Hard Boil Eggs

    Published on January 20, 2020

    Learn how to hard boil eggs in 10 minutes! Then you'll learn some easy recipes using hard boiled eggs!