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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.


April 15, 2018


In this week’s Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes examines a potential disease-fighting herb called turmeric, and how you can add it to your diet.
Chicken Nuggets for Grown Ups April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Chicken Nuggets for Grown Ups

When you think about chicken nuggets, you may think of a kid’s menu item or maybe the only thing your child will eat willingly. But why should kids have all the fun? In this week’s Food Factor...
Rotisserie Chicken April 1, 2018
April 1, 2018

Rotisserie Chicken

When thinking of a quick meal for the family, you may turn to fast food. But many of the meals are packed with calories and saturated fats. In this episode of the Food Factor Mississippi State...
Get Active May 14, 2017
March 25, 2018

Get Active

A healthy diet is only part of leading a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise go hand in hand. In this week’s Food Factor segment, MSU Extension consumer sciences agent Natasha Haynes tells us some...

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