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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.


Introducing Brent Fountain June 25, 2017
June 26, 2017

Introducing Brent Fountain

While The Food Factor usually discusses ways to make your diet healthier, that’s only one step to having a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. In this week’s segment, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes...
Smoothie Starter Packs June 18, 2017
June 19, 2017

Smoothie Starter Packs

As the summer months get hotter, we’re all looking for a way to cool off. In this week’s The Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes tells us how to have a cool, healthy summer treat.
Cauliflower June 11, 2017
June 12, 2017


Cauliflower is often overshadowed by its popular cousin, broccoli, but in this week’s The Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes tells us why cauliflower deserves a spot in your...
Flavored Water June 4, 2017
June 5, 2017

Flavored Water

We all know summertime in the South is hot! Staying hydrated is very important, but sometimes a glass of water just doesn’t pack enough flavor. In this week’s The Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s...

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