Eat Smart Live Strong

Six Mondays

March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, & May 3

 1-2 p.m. EST

Online via Zoom

A program series to increase eating fruit and vegetables, and physical activity. Participants aged 55 and older will gain the skills needed to make healthy behavior changes. Our nutrition programs are funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. Both programs aim to reach limited resource audiences, who are eligible for one or more of the following programs: Free/reduced school lunch; Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR), Head Start, SNAP Bridge Card/EBT, WIC, and other assistance programs. We aim to have at least half of every class qualify by income.

You can find more information about MSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed program at

Registration is intended for Michigan residents. Extension services are available in every state, and we encourage you to reach out to your local network for similar programming.

These courses will all be held virtually, utilizing Zoom. You will receive additional information for Zoom before the program begins. 

We encourage you to attend all 6 sessions. You must attend at least at least 4 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Over the course of six, 1-hour lessons, you will do:

  • 30 Minutes of Physical Activity (low mobility)
  • 20 Minutes of Nutrition  Information
  • 10 Minutes for Q & A
  • 60 Minutes Dedicated to Your Health

There is no cost for this class, but you must preregister.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Vicki Ballas at or 906-387-2530. Please leave a message and I will return your call.