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4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Program will equip youth with health messages that help improve health literacy and lead to choices and lifestyle changes for a healthier Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Allied Health Students or youth with an interest in the health profession

Objectives:

Participants will:

Care to Read is a Reading is Fundamental early literacy program that supports children’s emergent literacy skills through training and resources for childcare staff in center- and home-based childcare programs.

Target Audience(s):

Early care and education teachers and directors

Objectives:

Participants will:

Cooking Matters hands-on courses (Adults, Teens, and Families) will empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen.

Target Audience(s):

Limited-resource parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn how to stretch their food budgets;
  • Learn how to prepare healthy meals so
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The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based program, will educate participants on lifestyle changes for preventing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. This program is open to all adults. Participants will: 

  • Learn how to make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, adding physical activity into
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Digi_Life is a program that educates about the relationship between technology and our everyday lives.

Target Audience(s):

Adults, particularly parents of children 14 years and older; Teens are a secondary audience.

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Understand how excessive social media use is related to
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The Early Learning Guidelines and Early Learning Standards program addresses developmental milestones and learning strategies from birth to 5 yrs.

Target Audience(s):

Early care and education providers

Objectives:

Participants will be able to identify:

  • Developmental milestones from birth to 5 years,
  • Learning strategies for children
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Food Safety at Home equips families with food safety knowledge and resources that will help improve food safety behaviors and practices at home.

Target Audience(s):

Those interested in learning more about food safety, including, but not limited to adults, college students, teens, and others who make food purchase and preparation decisions at home

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Healthy Homes Solutions will empower people with knowledge so they will adopt healthy behaviors and take practical, low-cost action to solve housing challenges.

Target Audience(s):

Everyone who has a home, and especially high risk populations such as parents of young children, households who live in older housing, low-income families, and older adults

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Junior Master Wellness Volunteer program is a community health education leader training program offered through the MSU Extension 4-H program in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the UMMC/Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute. This program equips youth with health messages that help improve health literacy and lead to choices and lifestyle changes for a...Read more

The Money Smart for Young People program promotes financial understanding in children and youth using four age-appropriate curricula. This program is open to youth grades Pre-K – 2nd, grades 3 – 5, and grades 9 – 12. Participants will gain understanding in financial principles related to earning money, learn how to save and invest money, learn about protecting money and...Read more

Realizing the American Dream Homebuyer Education will educate prospective homeowners on the entire home buying process, from managing money and understanding credit to securing a mortgage loan and shopping for a home.

Target Audience(s):

Prospective homebuyers

Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • About readiness to buy a home,
  • About
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Relationship Smart PLUS: Love U 2 is a healthy relationships program that helps teens learn about issues such as dating and teen violence. The program is open for young people ages 13 – 18 and will teach participants:

  • Knowledge of healthy and unhealthy relationships, healthy dating patterns in terms of using effective approaches to conflict management and
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ServSafe is a nationally recognized food safety management curriculum and certification process recognized by the Mississippi State Department of Health as meeting the food safety criteria required of any licensed foodservice facility in Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Commercial (e.g., restaurants, catering, vending) and institutional (e.g., school systems, childcare...Read more

SHAPE-CARE will educate parents on bio-physiological (sleep and emotion regulation) and relational concepts with the broad goal of improving children’s academic readiness.

Target Audience(s):

Parents of preschool-aged children

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn about the necessary tools they need to improve their co-parenting quality (e.g
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TummySafe is a food safety training program for child care providers providing the required Food Managers Certification to operate a licensed child care facility in Mississippi.

Target Audience(s):

Child Care providers, Mississippi Department of Health, and employed families with children

Objectives:

Participants will increase knowledge on topics that...Read more

Walk-a-Weigh (Adult Audience) will educate clients about different strategies to implement or improve nutrition and physical activity habits for themselves and/or their family.

Target Audience(s):

Adults

Objectives:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Increase fiber intake;
  • Monitor caloric intake;
  • Increase fruit and vegetable
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Walk-a-Weigh (Youth Audience) will educate clients about different strategies to implement or improve nutrition and physical activity habits for themselves and/or their family.

Target Audience(s):

Youth ages 10-18

Objectives:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Increase fiber intake;
  • Monitor caloric intake;
  • ncrease fruit and
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Your Money, Your Goals will empower financial decision-making by providing a comprehensive guide to topics such as budgeting daily expenses, managing debt, and avoiding financial tricks and traps.

Target Audience(s):

Low to moderate wealth consumers or professionals (volunteers, social service organizations, employers, and legal aid groups) who work to help low to moderate...Read more