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Conversations about Coronavirus: Interview with Cardeysha Ward

David Buys interviews 4-H Master Wellness volunteer Cardeysha Ward, from Hinds County, about the impact of the coronavirus on young people. Cardeysha shares the struggles she and her friends have faced, the ways they stay connected and support each other, and what adults can do to help.


Conversations about Coronavirus: Interview with Wayne Madkin

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, talks about COVID-19 in the African-American community with Wayne Madkin, business leader and former standout Mississippi State quarterback.


Conversations about Coronavirus: Mayor George Flaggs of Vicksburg, MS

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, talks about COVID-19 with Mayor George Flaggs of Vicksburg, MS.


Signs of Stress and Ways to Cope

Dr. Mary Nelson Robertson, Extension Associate in the Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Department, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss signs of stress and ways to cope.


14-Day Meal Plan

Tess Clancy and Lisa Nunier, Dietetic Interns at Mississippi State University, join Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to go over the details of what a 14-day meal plan looks like. 


Natasha Haynes talks slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus

Natasha Haynes, host of the Food Factor for MSU Extension Service, shares tips on staying safe when it come to COVID-19.


Dr. Gary Bachman on COVID-19

Dr. Gary Bachman, host of Southern Gardening for MSU Extension Service, shares personal thoughts and tips on COVID-19.


Ways to Stay Healthy While at the Grocery Store

Dr. Courtney Crist, Extension Food Safety Specialist, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss food concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Ways to Engage Your Children When Confined to the Home

Dr. Alisha Hardman, Extension Family Life & Evaluation Specialist, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss ways to engage your children when confined to the home. 


Simple Steps to Stay Healthy

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, discussed simple says to stay healthy.


How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus

Melissa Tenhet, a child development expert, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss how we can talk to children about the coronavirus. 


Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Terminology

Dr. Will Evans, Professor and Head of the MSU Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Department, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss the terminology being used when discussing the Coronavirus.  


Who is at Risk for the Coronavirus?

Dr. Cliff Story, Executive Director of MSU Health Services, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to talk about the facts regarding the Coronavirus. 


How to Recognize Credible Coronavirus Information

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension Health Specialist, goes over the ways to recognize a credible online source.


Hand Washing Demonstration

Natasha Haynes demonstrates the proper technique for washing your hands.

 

 
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A woman looks on while a young boy writes on a piece of paper.
Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Coronavirus July 7, 2020

Parents dealing with COVID-19 closings are working daily to find safe child care for young children when most of the traditional summer options are gone.

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Filed Under: Coronavirus June 16, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Knowing the difference between quarantining and isolating is critical in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

On June 15, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported the COVID-19 case total exceeded 20,000, with more than 900 deaths. Rising along with those numbers is the seven-day average of cases by date when the patients became sick. MSDH data indicate an average of around 300 cases per day through the first half of June compared to approximately 250 daily at the beginning of May.

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Filed Under: Family Financial Management, Fraud and Identity Theft, Coronavirus June 4, 2020

Adding insult to injury, attempts at fraud always increase during times of crisis, a reality many Mississippians are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Filed Under: 4-H, Coronavirus June 1, 2020

With social distancing measures still in place, Mississippi 4-H’ers will participate in the state’s first-ever Virtual State 4-H Congress in 2020 instead of the traditional in-person gathering.

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Filed Under: Agricultural Economics, Catfish, Catfish Marketing, Agri-business, Coronavirus May 28, 2020

Catfish producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture information on why they should be eligible for economic assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

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