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The CDC recommends eating two to three cups of vegetables each day. (Photo by Canva)
September 30, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Nutrition

The holidays are coming up and we all know what that means. Food, food, and more food! During these festivities, it’s important to remember to eat your vegetables, too.

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Healthy lifestyle changes, like eating more fruits and vegetables, can help reduce our risk of cognitive decline.
September 12, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Health

Did you know that some key lifestyle changes can help decrease our risk of cognitive decline or poor brain health? Check out these five tips to begin loving your brain better.

Vial of monkeypox vaccine ready to be injected
July 27, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Diseases, Health

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Though monkeypox is not as easily spread as COVID-19, it has become a public health concern as documented case counts approach 4,000 nationwide.

The monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms but milder. Infections in this outbreak are from the West African type, which has an infection fatality rate of 1% and is considered the milder of the two types of the virus.

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Regular physical activity is important for physical and mental well-being. It is as simple as choosing activities you enjoy!
June 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. No matter your age, you can gain many long-term benefits from being active, like improving your strength, supporting emotional and mental health, and helping manage or prevent illnesses.

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Seeds, including flaxseeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds, are a great way to add a nutritional punch to your diet.
April 12, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food, Nutrition

Seeds are an excellent source of fiber, healthy fats, and many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are a great way to add some crunch with a nutritional punch!

Success Stories

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Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Volume 8 Number 3

Kendra McGregory, a Houston, Mississippi, fourth grader, attended the program for the first time in 2021.

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Health and Wellness, Health
Volume 3 Number 2

Extension program keeps Wiggins residents moving

People know they can maintain healthy, active lifestyles with regular movement, and women in Stone County have been following that advice for years. When Barbara O’Hara moved to Wiggins from the Gulf Coast, she wanted to continue participating in an exercise class. She was delighted to find an announcement for the Strong Bones, Strong Women program in the local newspaper.

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Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition
Volume 1 Number 1

Eating Healthier, Living Better

With a business to run and five active children, Alberta Cheval never spent much time in the kitchen.

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Health and Wellness, Family, Children and Parenting, Food and Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Volume 7 Number 1

Head Start staff completes training to ensure safe, healthy foods

Washington County Opportunities Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start was forced to stop in-person services for much of 2020 because of the pandemic, but that did not stop its staff from feeding the children who are registered in the program.

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4-H, Health and Wellness, Family, Nutrition
Volume 7 Number 1

Extension continues educational efforts despite pandemic

Serra Beth Greenlee takes a lot of classes at her local Mississippi State University Extension Service office in Alcorn County. When she saw the Walk-a-Weigh program would be offered virtually, she signed up.

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