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Sick man lying on sofa checking his temperature at home in the living room
December 7, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Family, Food and Health, Health

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.

Harvey Gordon.
October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: 4-H

A man who spent his whole life helping others become their best selves is being honored this fall by induction into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. Harvey Lee Gordon, Sr., originally of Leland, Mississippi in Washington County, served as a 4-H state specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service from 1997 until he retired in 2014.

A mixture of vegetables.
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.

September 27, 2022 - Filed Under: 4-H, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A Mississippi 4-H health and wellness program is expanding after receiving a $100,000 grant from a large health care and insurance company.

UnitedHealthCare awarded the grant to the Mississippi State University Extension Service to expand the Junior Master Wellness Volunteer program -- or JrMWV. This program equips young people with health messages that help improve health literacy and lead to choices and lifestyle changes for a healthier Mississippi.

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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.

Success Stories

A sign that reads “Welcome 4-H’ers” and has the Mississippi State Extension logo.
4-H
Volume 8 Number 3

State 4-H Congress, held at Mississippi State University in June, hosted more than 300 Mississippi 4-H’ers from every county. Young people were inspired through networking and competing at Congress.

Two groups of people stand next to each other, smiling.
4-H, Youth Projects, Master Gardener, Family, Children and Parenting, Lawn and Garden, Youth Gardening
Volume 8 Number 3

The Pearl River County 4-H Junior Master Gardeners have made some special additions to Poplarville City Park. A new pollinator garden planted in raised beds features a wildflower area, a native plant area, and an herb area.

A large group photo of several young children and adults wearing kayaking gear and several kayaks of different colors in the grass in front of them.
4-H, Support 4-H
Volume 8 Number 3

Leaders at Walmart in Louisville had already noticed Facebook posts announcing the new Winston County 4-H Kayak and Fishing Club when front-end coach Nikki Marshall realized they had too many life jackets and paddles in stock.

A smiling young girl and a small, white dog with a blue bow on one ear.
4-H
Volume 8 Number 3

At just 10 years old, Annalexa Moore is learning how to be a responsible pet owner, thanks to the 4-H Dog Club in Lauderdale County.

A woman wearing a white shirt with red and blue stars holds a potted plant in a garden.
Leadership, Community, Master Gardener, Flower Gardens
Volume 8 Number 3

The annual Christmas Cactus Showcase in Brooksville each December features anywhere from 45 to 60 colorful cacti, most of which are under the year-round care of Pat Hill.

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