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Frequently Asked Questions: Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Please contact MSU Extension-Oakland to answer any of your questions or call 248-858-0897.

Who qualifies for the nutrition education programs?

Any low-income homemaker with young children who would like to learn to feed their families better with limited resources.

How much does it cost to enroll in the nutrition education programs?

This is a federally funded program that is offered free of charge to those low-income families interested in investing time to participate in a series of lessons.

Where do I have to go to take these classes?

Food and nutrition instructors will come to your home to teach these lessons or, if you are interested, the program also teaches these series of lessons in group settings too.

How do I sign up?

Call 248-858-0897 and share your name and address.  A staff member will call you to set up an appointment.  Or you can complete and print our referral form then return the form to our office.

Can you get more food stamps for me?

No, the State of Michigan Department of Human Services determines how much you receive in food stamps.
The State of Michigan Department of Human Service's website contains useful information about assistance programs (food, cash, medical, emergency, child support, child care) or you can call the Food Stamp Hotline at 1-800-481-4989.

How can a school qualify for the youth program?

Schools that have a high percentage of free or reduced meals for students qualify.