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Family and Consumer Sciences

Cooking Matters hands-on courses will empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. This program is limited to parents and caregivers of children ages 0 – 5. Participants will learn how to stretch their food budgets, prepare healthy meals, and fundamental food preparation skills, including proper knife techniques, how to read ingredient labels, how to use...Read more

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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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 program 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. This program is designed for prospective homebuyers and will teach participants about home buying readiness, the process of transitioning from renting to homeownership...Read more

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. This program is open to commercial (e.g., restaurants, catering, vending), institutional (e.g., school systems, childcare programs,...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. This program will teach parents of pre-school aged children about the necessary tools they need to improve their co-parenting quality and conflict management skills; provide an understanding of the importance of sleep for...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. This program is open to all adults and will teach participants how to increase fiber intake; monitor caloric intake; increase fruit and vegetable intake; limit excessive sugar, sodium, and fat intake; ...Read more

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. This program is open to young people ages 10 – 18 and will teach participants how to increase fiber intake; monitor caloric intake; increase fruit and vegetable intake; limit excessive sugar, sodium, and...Read more

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. This program is designed for 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