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Man on a farm holding a baseball cap.
June 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Farming, Farm Safety, The PROMISE Initiative, Farm Stress, Rural Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- For Nathan Casburn, the land that has been in his family since the early 1900s is now more than simply his workplace.

The Tallahatchie County farm is a place of healing from an opioid addiction that began with pain medication prescribed after he was in a car accident during high school.

Casburn explained in a miniseries titled “On the Farm” that one of the biggest hurdles in his recovery was “saying I can’t do this on my own, and I need help with this.”

Beef brisket.
May 20, 2022 - Filed Under: Beef, Beef Publications, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

Beef is an excellent choice to include in a balanced diet. About half of the recommended daily value of protein is in a 3-ounce serving of beef! 

If you’re like me, you probably don’t know the characteristics of each cut of beef. When you’re at the grocery store, you just make the best guess you can and move on with your food shopping.  

a glass of lemonade
May 16, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Lemonade is refreshing anytime of year! Try this version sweetened with honey.

bunches of bananas
May 10, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Potassium, like other nutrients, helps our bodies function properly. Potassium is a mineral that helps our bodies perform a number of functions, like muscle contractions, fluid regulation, and mineral balance in cells. It also helps us maintain normal blood pressure by limiting the effect of sodium. But many of us don't get enought of it. You might be surprised at the variety of potassium-rich foods.

closeup of meatballs
May 2, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

No matter how you slice it, venison is a great addition to your diet. These meatballs are versatile, and there are lots of ways you can add them to your meal plan.

Cooked tilapia on a plate
April 18, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

This Parmesan crusted tilapia is a quick and easy way to increase your fish intake. The dish has just a hint of red pepper flakes to add some personality.

A bowl of Cajun Spice Blend.
April 5, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Making your own spice blends gives you more control of the ingredients and flavor profile of your meals. This salt-free Cajun Spice Blend will spice up your meals without adding unnecessary sodium.

A man delivers a food box to a senior citizen.
March 21, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness

RAYMOND, Miss. – Unique nutritional needs require older Americans to pay special attention to how they stock their pantries to ensure they are consuming enough of the right foods.

Two women load an ice chest on a bus.
March 15, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Dependable, good nutrition is key to children’s successful development, a fact that brings hundreds of organizations and individuals into action when a disruption threatens lifelong impacts. Such a disruption came in March 2020 when the pandemic lockdown made school virtual. Thousands of Mississippi children who relied on school cafeterias for breakfast and lunch were suddenly without a huge percentage of their daily nutrition. Many school districts leaped into action, using existing bus routes to deliver meals to students a few times a week.

Close up of Microwave Breakfast Cake
March 15, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Do you sometimes like your breakfast sweet instead of a savory? Then, you’ll love this naturally sweet, fiber-rich Microwave Breakfast Cake.

A woman at a counter.
February 7, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

A key part of leading a healthier lifestyle is to integrate a variety of foods in the right amounts into your daily diet. When it comes to deciding how much to eat, serving size and portion size are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

A woman stands behind a kitchen counter with food items displayed.
January 10, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

Every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight, eat healthier, and be more active. Qula has some tips to help you reach your goals.

A bowl of applesauce.
December 17, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Now that cranberries are in season, I like to use them in as many recipes as possible. This recipe features cranberries, apples, and cinnamon. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and tart with a beautiful color.

A woman stands at a kitchen counter with ingredients displayed.
December 13, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

With all the get-togethers, parties, and potlucks during the holiday season, it can be hard to consistently make healthy choices. Instead of giving up some of your holiday favorites, consider reducing the sugar and unhealthy fats in these dishes by swapping some of the ingredients for healthier substitutes. Qula shows you some easy swaps in her latest blog post!

Cinnamon Walnut Pecan Pie Bites on a plate
December 6, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

If you’re watching your calories this season, this Cinnamon Walnut Pecan Pie Bites recipe will satisfy your craving for pecan pie and help keep your portions sensible.

A woman and a man pose in front of shopping bags and blue crates.
November 24, 2021 - Filed Under: Rural Development, AIM for CHangE

DREW, Miss. -- The small Delta town of Drew in the heart of Sunflower County has created a private, public and academic partnership to fight food insecurity.

For its efforts, the town recently received a big new honor, along with funding to advance ongoing health equity improvements. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) last month awarded Drew and nine other communities the 2020–2021 Culture of Health Prize, along with $25,000.

People serve their plates at a buffet-style dinner.
November 23, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness

If you always find yourself off track in the diet department this time of year, you’re not alone. But if we partake thoughtfully this holiday season, we can still enjoy our favorite things without the guilt.

Close up of a sliced quesadilla.
November 22, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Thanksgiving festivities have come to an end, and you probably have an abundance of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. This Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla is a fresh take on the turkey sandwich and is just as easy.

A woman stands at a kitchen counter with whole-grain products.
November 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

Not all grains are created equal and figuring out the difference can be confusing. Grains are divided into two subgroups: whole grains and refined grains. Qula helps you sort through the diffences and understand how to shop for whole-grain products.

A roasted turkey surrounded by traditional side dishes.
November 5, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu this year? My family loves turkey and dressing, and I’m getting the list of my favorite dishes to contribute ready. No matter what you plan to cook this holiday season, the first item on your checklist should be food safety.

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