Whether you like to grow your own vegetables, shop at the farmers’ market, or dash through the drive-through at your favorite restaurant, deciding what to eat is a part of everyday life. The MSU Extension Service works through county offices to teach Mississippians of all ages how to make healthy food choices. Evidence based programs, such as Show Me Nutrition, make learning about food and fitness fun for kids. Extension also produces the popular TV segment, “The Food Factor.” From recipes to tips on preserving your garden’s bounty, Extension has a wide variety of resources available.
With all of the delicious, fresh vegetables available this time of year at great prices, vegetable burritos are a fast, farmers market-friendly meal you can whip up in no time. While Southwest-inspired recipes can hide a lot of calories, a few substitutions can keep you from breaking the calorie bank. (Photo by Jonathan Parrish/Cindy Callahan)
Ketchup and maple syrup often sit on the table at your favorite local restaurant. But at home, these items – and many others you might not think about – really belong in the refrigerator.
National Dairy Month is a great time to consider the numerous health benefits dairy products provide and how supporting the industry indirectly helps a variety of people.
Making your own baby food can be a great way to save money and capture fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak flavor. This means top nutrition and exciting new food experiences for your baby. (Besides, you know some of those baby food flavor combinations gross you out. When you make your own, you have full control!)
See what's new in Extension: Gather for First Extension Beef-Production Workshop, the Food Factor Goes Digital, Extension Professionals Share Expertise, and Extension Offers New HappyHealthy Program.