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Get Healthy, Trim Down Delta

Get Healthy, Trim Down Delta is a program designed by Mississippi State University Extension Service to help communities develop local solutions to combat obesity within the Delta. The project targets four counties: Carroll, Holmes, Leflore, and Sunflower. These areas currently have some of the highest obesity rates in Mississippi. The program gives individuals an opportunity to come together and work to change things in the community's day-to-day environment that make it difficult to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Community involvement is leading the way to a healthier Delta!

The Delta Health Alliance is gratefully acknowledged for support of this project through HRSA Grant Number U1FRH07411. For more information about the Delta Health Alliance visit www.deltahealthalliance.org.

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Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, AIM for CHangE, Nutrition July 15, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Mississippi State associate professor is being honored as a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

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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: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety, Health July 2, 2020

During your outdoor outings, you'll want to take some steps to ensure your food doesn't spoil in the cooler.

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Filed Under: Health, Plants and Wildlife June 18, 2020

With many summer attractions closed or limited due to COVID-19, people are heading into the great outdoors. As you’re exploring nature, you don’t want to have a run-in with the dreaded poison ivy.  

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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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Peanuts, Irrigation, Equine, Equine Assisted Therapy Programs, The PROMISE Initiative, Nutrition, EFNEP
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In this "What's New in Extension," Extension agents implement better safety standards, train to deliver Mental Health First Aid, and receive national recognition. Also, new irrigation and specialists join the Extension family.

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Volume 5 Number 1

Start small, but start today. That’s what Scott Stokes was thinking last year when he brought out his bicycle after a 12-year hiatus and started riding again. A new Mississippi State University Extension Service program encouraged him to get back on track. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

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Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health
Volume 5 Number 1

Winston 100 Wellness on Wheels cyclists ride through the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge as the sun rises over a cool fall 2018 morning.

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Volume 4 Number 3

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. 

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Volume 4 Number 2

From the youngest to the oldest generations, thousands of people are visiting, shopping, and enjoying themselves at the Hernando Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays on the historic DeSoto County Courthouse lawn.

The market has more than just fresh produce. It connects the community by uniting the shoppers, producers, and artisans who come.

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