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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.


SuperFoods: Avocado August 13, 2017
August 14, 2017

SuperFoods: Avocado

When it comes to nutrition, the avocado most certainly qualifies as a superfood. In this week’s segment of The Food Factor, MSU Extension agent Natasha Haynes gives us a closer look at the health...
Flavored Water Recipes August 6, 2017
August 7, 2017

Flavored Water Recipes

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 segment of The Food Factor, MSU Extension agent...
Zoodles July 30, 2017
July 31, 2017


What if you could make the pasta dishes you and your family love healthier and sneak them past picky eaters? In this week’s The Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s Natasha Haynes tells us about a...
Taco Takeover July 23, 2017
July 24, 2017

Taco Takeover

Tacos are a delicious and easy-to-make meal, but the loads of cheese and sour cream along with fried shells can be a strain on a healthy diet. In this week’s The Food Factor segment, MSU Extension’s...

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