REED CITY — Health and nutrition is the focus of the upcoming free cooking series offered by Michigan State University Extension.

The six-week series will begin at 5:30 p.m. starting on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and ending on Tuesday, March 17. Attendees must commit to all seven courses, which are taught by a chef and nutritionist. Committing to attending all classes is required.

Class topics include healthy snacks, shopping smart, planning balanced meals, food safety at home, tips for eating out and cooking tips from the chef. Attendees will receive free groceries and a free cookbook.

The series will take place at the Reed City United Methodist Church, located at 503 S. Chestnut St. To register or for more information, call Renee Sanders at (231) 832-6139 or by email at biselr@anr.msu.edu.