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Family Dinner

Mission Statement - Bringing the family back to the dinner table to help fight obesity.

Press Release - Holmes family brings dinner back to the table

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Common Gardens

Mission Statement - Creating and demonstrating healthy lifestyle habits with community-wide involvement by creating a community garden.

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Physical Activity Outside of Schools

Mission Statement - To promote, improve, and model physical activity in innovative ways that benefit the community as a whole.

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Filed Under: Creating Healthy Indoor Childcare Environments, Healthy Water Practices, Water, SipSafe January 12, 2023

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A water sampling program conducted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service has encouraging initial data about lead levels in drinking water collected at child care centers around the state.

Preliminary data gathered as part of the SipSafe program paint a reassuring picture for most of the faucets sampled.

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Filed Under: Family, Housing and Homebuyer, Food and Health, Health December 19, 2022

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Space heaters and fireplaces can help keep temperatures comfortable during cold weather. However, all types of heating equipment can be fire hazards if safety precautions are not taken. According to the National Fire Protection Association, home heating fires happen most often in December, January and February, accounting for almost half of all home heating fires.

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Family, Food and Health, Health December 7, 2022

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Flu hospitalizations in the U.S. have reached the highest level in a decade, but it is not too late to get protected during these peak months.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rated 34 U.S. states and the District of Columbia as having the highest levels of flu activity possible on its scale during the week ending November 26. Mississippi was one of the first states to reach that threshold early that month.

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Filed Under: Family November 28, 2022

‘Tis the season for giving and receiving. But beware of scammers who want to steal your holiday joy and money – and maybe even your identity. Watch out for these common scams during the holidays.

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Filed Under: Family November 17, 2022

The temperatures have dropped drastically in the last week. If you’ve taken out your space heater or you’re using your fireplace, it’s important to use some safety precautions.

Heaters and fireplaces are nice ways to help keep you comfortable during cold weather. However, you should also be aware that heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.


Equine Assisted Therapy Program
Extension Stories

Equine Assisted Therapy Program

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:15am
Budget Friendly Healthy Foods November 26, 2017
The Food Factor

Budget Friendly Healthy Foods

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 7:45am
DeRegos Bakery September 17, 2017
The Food Factor

DeRegos Bakery

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:00am
The Perfect Boiled Egg September 10, 2017
The Food Factor

The Perfect Boiled Egg

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Back to School Lunches August 27, 2017
The Food Factor

Back to School Lunches

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 1:00am


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