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Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad in a bowl
November 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

For this holiday season, I was looking for a way to mix up the menu a little bit and offer something a little lighter. This Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad is perfect.

Purple, yellow, and orange carrots.
November 11, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health

Have you ever seen purple, yellow, red, or white carrots? The first time I saw a bag of ‘rainbow’ carrots in my grocery store, I had to do a double take. Carrots are only supposed to be orange, or at least, that’s what I thought. 

White chickens
November 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Animal Health, Poultry, Avian Flu, Food and Health, Food Safety, Produce Safety

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi Board of Animal Health is asking backyard bird owners to be vigilant in their biosecurity procedures after a commercial breeder chicken flock in Lawrence County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI.

Woman on an exercise machine
November 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Health

With all the upcoming holiday get-togethers around the corner, it can be easy to move less, sit more, and gain weight. This year, join our Walk with Extension 12 Days of FITMAS Challenge, which emphasizes moving more and eating more vegetables.

A charcuterie board.
November 4, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety

Charcuterie boards are all the craze right now, and rightfully so! They’re fun to make and delicious to snack on. With the holidays coming up, they’re sure to be the talk of the party!

collage of cornucopia designs
October 31, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design, Flower Gardens

The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is most often associated with Thanksgiving. It is generally depicted with the fruits of harvest overflowing its horn-shaped form and serves as a reminder to be thankful and grateful. If you like do-it-yourself projects, making your own cornucopia is an easy project.

Frozen foods in a fridge.
October 28, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety

There are some weeks when I don’t feel like cooking dinner or am short on time to prepare a meal from start to finish.

Turban Squash
October 17, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Vegetable Gardens

Pumpkins, gourds, and squash, oh my! With fall in full effect, I’m buying fall décor all the time. Do I already have several pumpkins on my porch? Yes. Will I be buying more? Also, yes. 

Woman tossing salad
October 11, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Flu season is upon us, and there’s no better time than now to kick your nutrition up a notch! One easy way to strengthen your immune system is by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Good nutrition plays an important role in fighting off illnesses, including the flu.

October 7, 2022 - Filed Under: The PROMISE Initiative

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service mental health campaign continues to receive national recognition, this time from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

spreme grilled sandwich
October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Every now and then we all could use an upgrade. Well, here’s a great twist on a classic grilled cheese sandwich. The vegetables give the sandwich a little crunch, which kicks it up a notch!

A mixture of vegetables.
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 20, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, Rural Health

A Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist was recently reelected to the National Board of Public Health Examiners board of directors. Initially elected in 2020, David Buys, Extension health specialist and associate professor in the MSU Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, will now serve a second two-year term.

peach salsa in a bowl
September 19, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Fruit salsas are fabulous and can add even more dimension to the flavors of your dishes. Try this peach salsa with fish, chicken, or pork.

fruit smoothies
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.

Bowl of Greek Island Salad
September 2, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition

I really enjoy eating Mediterranean style food and this tasty, protein-filled salad with Greek seasoning is perfect for me.

pot of boiling water
August 30, 2022 - Filed Under: Family, Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Do you know what is safe and unsafe when it comes to using water that is under a boil-water alert? Here's what to do and not do if you are under a boil water notice.

Catfish on a plate
August 25, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

August is National Catfish Month! Celebrate by adding some farm-raised, Mississippi catfish to your regular menu plan. Check out some of our previously featured recipes.

A child sleeping
August 18, 2022 - Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Food and Health, Health

As your child heads back to school this fall, you’ve made sure they have all the supplies, clothes, technology, and other items they need to be successful in the classroom. There’s just one thing missing from this list: Sleep. Consistent, quality sleep is just as important to a successful academic year as anything you can purchase.

A man stands on crutches in silhouette against a background of farm equipment.
August 16, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, The PROMISE Initiative, Prescription Opioid Misuse, Mental Health First Aid, Farm Stress, Rural Health

RAYMOND, Miss. -- The rollout of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers more hope to individuals dealing with mental-health-related distress. That population includes farmers and farm workers, who are among those most at risk for suicide and mental health distress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, male agricultural workers have the fourth highest suicide rate among men in all industries. 

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