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A woman stands in a kitchen and holds a serving of Chicken with Peachy Ginger Sauce.
February 20, 2024 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Who says peaches are just for dessert? Slow Cooker Chicken with Peachy Ginger Sauce is a perfect meal for those busy workdays!

A woman stands in a kitchen with high-fiber foods on the counter.
February 13, 2024 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Has your doctor ever recommended more fiber in your diet? Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Research shows that most Americans don't get enough. These tips can help you get the recommended amount.

a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Dip stis on a plate surrounded by celery stalks
February 6, 2024 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

This tangy, creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip will become a party favortie!https://food.unl.edu/recipe/gameday-buffalo-chicken-dip

A bowl of Egg Roll in a Bowl.
January 23, 2024 - Filed Under: Food, Health

Skip the takeout. Try this simple, tasty twist on on egg rolls.

A woman sits at a table with various food products with Nutrition Facts labels displayed.
January 16, 2024 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Do you want to improve your eating habits this year? One of first things you can do is learn how to read the Nutrition Facts labels on the foods you buy. These tips will help you.

A bowl of Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup.
January 9, 2024 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup is the perfect cozy soup thanks to the protein-rich beef and abundance of nutritious vegetables.

A woman stands in a kitchen
December 12, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

The holidays don't have to sabotage your healthy diet habits. Check out these tips that can help you stay focused during this festive season.

December 11, 2023 - Filed Under: Food and Health, AIM for CHangE, Rural Health

JACKSON, Miss. -- For five years, AIM for CHangE has turned federal dollars into park updates, playgrounds, food pantries, ride-sharing programs and community produce gardens for underserved areas in Mississippi.

Children stand and sit around life-size, bright-yellow letters that spell out “share.”
November 29, 2023 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, AIM for CHangE

RAYMOND, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently received a second cycle of funding for a project that has worked to combat obesity by helping people eat healthier and participate in physical activity. The AIM for CHangE program was awarded a five-year, $4.4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help continue efforts to combat obesity in 10 target counties.

A woman standing at a kitchen counter smiles at the camera.
November 14, 2023 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Have you have been diagnosed with diabetes? Do you live with or care for someone with diabetes? Or do you just want to learn how to eat healthier? If you answered yes to any of these questions, MSU Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program is for you.

A woman stands in a kitchen with various root vegetables on the counter.
October 16, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

The sun is setting sooner, the nights are getting cooler, and some of our produce looks a little spookier. Don’t be spooked by fall produce, especially root vegetables. Try some of these tasty ways to prepare them!

September 15, 2023 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Mental Health First Aid

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A Mississippi State University Extension instructor has been selected to a national Extension Foundation committee focused on improving mental health.

A woman stans in a kitchen with fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and other foods on display.
September 12, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Did you know people of all ages can have high cholesterol? High cholesterol can cause heart disease, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. So, it’s important to know your cholesterol levels.

A woman in a kitchen with food products on the counter
August 8, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Energy drinks are popular among many age groups, including adolescents. However, energy drinks can be especially unsafe for adolescents. Get the facts about energy drink consumption among adolescents.

A girl and boy stand in a kitchen and hold up the popsicles they are eating.
July 11, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

With more time at home, summertime is a great time to teach kids new recipes to help them step up their cooking game. Take advantage of this summer season and have some fun in the kitchen with your kids.

A man and woman stand behind a kitchen counter filled with fruits and vegetables.
June 13, 2023 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

June is National Men’s Health Month! Men’s Health Month is about encouraging men to care for their bodies by exercising, eating right, and taking steps to prevent disease. 

Hands clasped together over a dry field.
June 5, 2023 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, The PROMISE Initiative, Prescription Opioid Misuse, Mental Health First Aid, Farm Stress

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Edward Jenkins manages his family’s small farm in Grace, Mississippi. It’s property that has been in his family since the 1940s.

Like other farms, Jenkins’ family-run operation is a delicate balancing act of making the right decisions and dealing with issues that are beyond a farmer’s control, including weather and markets. It’s a high-pressure business.

Yellow letters stand in the background behind a marker post.
May 22, 2023 - Filed Under: AIM for CHangE

A cross section of Belzoni society turned out to celebrate the opening of a new downtown attraction, a StoryWalk park that’s aimed at children but also welcomes adult interaction. Centennial Park on West Jackson Street in downtown Belzoni now hosts bright-yellow word art that invites visitors to “share.” Within the park is the area’s first StoryWalk, a combination of literacy and physical activity.

A man sits with his chin proped on his hand
May 11, 2023 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, The PROMISE Initiative, Mental Health First Aid, Farm Stress

Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and stress is a normal part of life. Too much unchecked stress can lead to physical and mental health challenges that must be addressed. Know the signs to watch for and learn what to do when you or someone you know needs help.

Jars of spices lined up in a V formation.
May 11, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

One of the first steps in controlling high blood pressure is to reduce the extra sodium in your diet. Many people think sodium and salt are the same thing, however, they are different. Sodium is a mineral that occurs naturally in foods and is sometimes added during manufacturing. Table salt is a combination of the minerals sodium and chloride.

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