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Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition May 10, 2022

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.

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food, Nutrition April 12, 2022

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!

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition March 15, 2022

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.

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Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition March 7, 2022

Still looking for ways to improve your health in 2022? Well, adding more of the right kinds of food to your daily diet is one way to keep moving forward.

barbecue chicken stuffed sweet potoato
Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition February 28, 2022

Do you have leftover chicken and want a different meal? Try Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. It’s an easy meal that is both sweet and savory.

Success Stories

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Agriculture, Forages, Community, Rural Development, Food and Health, Health, AIM for CHangE, Nutrition
Volume 7 Number 3

Extension/Research Professor Named Co-Investigator on $1 Million Grant

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program recently announced a $1 million research and education grant. 

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4-H, Commercial Horticulture, Healthy Homes Initiative, Food and Health, Health, Coronavirus, Nutrition
Volume 7 Number 2

Extension Brown Bags flying off shelves in DeSoto County

Mississippi State University Extension agents in DeSoto County are partnering with public librarians throughout the county to distribute Extension Brown Bags to members of the community. Extension has offered a range of educational programs at these libraries, so joining with them to expand the giveaways was a natural choice.

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4-H, Food and Health, Food, Nutrition, Lawn and Garden, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 7 Number 2

Mississippi fresh chef

4-H’er’s recipe appears in national cookbook

When Sydnee Thompson found out the National 4-H Council was putting together a cookbook, she decided to submit one of her family’s favorite recipes.

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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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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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Rotisserie Chicken April 1, 2018
The Food Factor

Rotisserie Chicken

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 7:00am
Nutrition Rich Muffin Recipe February 11, 2018
The Food Factor

Nutrition Rich Muffin Recipe

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 7:00am
Veggie Spaghetti | February 5, 2018
The Food Factor

Veggie Spaghetti

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:00am
Daily Calorie Intake January 28, 2018
The Food Factor

Daily Calorie Intake

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 7:00am
Food Diary | January 21, 2018
The Food Factor

Food Diary

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 7:00am

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