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The Food Factor

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent 15 years sharing tips for healthy living with Mississippians of all ages. She brings food science down to earth and makes it useful for today’s families.

The Food Factor airs weekly on these stations:

  • WAPT in Jackson - Sunday morning news
  • WLOX Biloxi, MS - Saturday morning news
  • WTOK Meridian, MS - Monday morning show
  • WTVA Tupelo, MS - Monday midday news
  • WABG Greenville, MS - Thursday at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Mac N Cheese Makeover October 15, 2017
October 15, 2017

Mac N Cheese Makeover

Macaroni and cheese is a southern staple, unfortunately it does pack on the calories. In this week’s episode of the Food Factor, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes shows us a healthy alternative to a...
Food Factor Fitness: Getting Started October 8, 2017
October 8, 2017

Food Factor Fitness: Getting Started

A healthy diet is only one part of keeping your body healthy—exercise plays a key role, as well. In this week’s The Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes and Brent Fountain tell us the...
MicroGreens October 1, 2017
October 1, 2017


Have you ever wanted to grow your own fresh produce but didn’t think you had enough space for the job? In this week’s episode of the Food Factor, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes tells us how we can...
DeRego's Bakery Sourdough September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

DeRego's Bakery Sourdough

In this week’s episode of the Food Factor, Mississippi State Extension’s Natasha Haynes sits down with the owner of DeRego’s Bakery, Troy DeRego, and looks at the process of using a “sourdough...

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