Nutrition and Wellness
Everyone needs food to survive, and making healthy food choices helps us thrive! The MSU Extension Service provides science-based information to help people understand the powerful connection between nutrition and wellness. But eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, complicated, or expensive! From budget-friendly recipes to simple explanations of common concepts, Extension has a variety of tools for everyone to actively pursue good health.
Join the MSU Extension Nutrition and Health Facebook group for support, encouragement, and practical tips.
Did you know people of all ages can have high cholesterol? High cholesterol can cause heart disease, which can lead to heart attack and stroke. So, it’s important to know your cholesterol levels.
Energy drinks are popular among many age groups, including adolescents. However, energy drinks can be especially unsafe for adolescents. Get the facts about energy drink consumption among adolescents.
With more time at home, summertime is a great time to teach kids new recipes to help them step up their cooking game. Take advantage of this summer season and have some fun in the kitchen with your kids.
June is National Men’s Health Month! Men’s Health Month is about encouraging men to care for their bodies by exercising, eating right, and taking steps to prevent disease.
One of the first steps in controlling high blood pressure is to reduce the extra sodium in your diet. Many people think sodium and salt are the same thing, however, they are different. Sodium is a mineral that occurs naturally in foods and is sometimes added during manufacturing. Table salt is a combination of the minerals sodium and chloride.
Rev. Dr. Manney Murphy has known for years that serving his community is his calling. Even after years of making a difference in Warren County, Murphy recently felt led to return to his father’s hometown of Yazoo City. Now, he’s working to change how Mississippians of all ages in the Delta are accessing and receiving healthcare.
Kendra McGregory, a Houston, Mississippi, fourth grader, attended the program for the first time in 2021.
At Winona Career and Technical Center in Montgomery County, students studying culinary arts participated in the Eating Smart, Being Active program, delivered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service in the spring 2022 semester.
Eating healthier, living better
With a business to run and five active children, Alberta Cheval never spent much time in the kitchen.
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.