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Two women load an ice chest on a bus.
March 15, 2022 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

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.

Close up of Microwave Breakfast Cake
March 15, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Do you sometimes like your breakfast sweet instead of a savory? Then, you’ll love this naturally sweet, fiber-rich Microwave Breakfast Cake.

Paper bags are filled with grocery items.
March 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Community, Food and Health, Food

Rural Mississippians face the same challenge as every other community across the country when a local grocery store closes: Where do lower-income residents find food? Many communities have chosen to act rather than let this setback destroy the way of life they hold dear.

Vegetables and olive oil on a counter.
March 7, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition

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
February 28, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition

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.

A jar of onion soup mix
February 11, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Some may call me a control freak, because I love having control over the ingredients I use. It’s especially important to watch my sugar, sodium, and fat intake. That’s why I love recipes for seasoning mixes, like this Onion Soup Mix!

A woman at a counter.
February 7, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

A key part of leading a healthier lifestyle is to integrate a variety of foods in the right amounts into your daily diet. When it comes to deciding how much to eat, serving size and portion size are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

A slow cooker filled with food.
January 31, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Slow cookers are winter workhorses in many kitchens, helping serve everything from breakfast to dinner. But no matter the dish, cooks should be sure to follow some basic food safety guidelines.

When used properly, these small, countertop appliances are safe and convenient.

A bowl of potato corn chowder.
January 31, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

It may be cold outside, but you can help take the chill out of winter with a warm bowl of Potato Corn Chowder.

Cooked pork chops on a plate.
January 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

This pork chop recipe is ideal for just one or two people, and it comes together quickly with little mess.

A woman stands behind a kitchen counter with food items displayed.
January 10, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

Every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight, eat healthier, and be more active. Qula has some tips to help you reach your goals.

A bowl of chili
January 6, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

This simple homemade chili recipe features ground beef simmered with onion, tomatoes, beans, and seasonings. And it’s ready in 15 minutes!

A bowl of applesauce.
December 17, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Now that cranberries are in season, I like to use them in as many recipes as possible. This recipe features cranberries, apples, and cinnamon. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and tart with a beautiful color.

A woman stands at a kitchen counter with ingredients displayed.
December 13, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

With all the get-togethers, parties, and potlucks during the holiday season, it can be hard to consistently make healthy choices. Instead of giving up some of your holiday favorites, consider reducing the sugar and unhealthy fats in these dishes by swapping some of the ingredients for healthier substitutes. Qula shows you some easy swaps in her latest blog post!

Cinnamon Walnut Pecan Pie Bites on a plate
December 6, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

If you’re watching your calories this season, this Cinnamon Walnut Pecan Pie Bites recipe will satisfy your craving for pecan pie and help keep your portions sensible.

A woman and a man pose in front of shopping bags and blue crates.
November 24, 2021 - Filed Under: Rural Development, AIM for CHangE

DREW, Miss. -- The small Delta town of Drew in the heart of Sunflower County has created a private, public and academic partnership to fight food insecurity.

For its efforts, the town recently received a big new honor, along with funding to advance ongoing health equity improvements. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) last month awarded Drew and nine other communities the 2020–2021 Culture of Health Prize, along with $25,000.

People serve their plates at a buffet-style dinner.
November 23, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Nutrition and Wellness

If you always find yourself off track in the diet department this time of year, you’re not alone. But if we partake thoughtfully this holiday season, we can still enjoy our favorite things without the guilt.

Close up of a sliced quesadilla.
November 22, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Health

Thanksgiving festivities have come to an end, and you probably have an abundance of leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. This Turkey Cranberry Quesadilla is a fresh take on the turkey sandwich and is just as easy.

Trays of food are on a table.
November 22, 2021 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Food

Good times and good food lead to unwanted holiday weight gain for many people, but the year can end on a positive note when a few guidelines are followed.

A view down a covered downtown sidewalk.
November 15, 2021 - Filed Under: Rural Development, Rural Health

While National Rural Health Day is celebrated Nov. 18, the Mississippi State University Extension Service works daily to build and maintain this personal and community-level commodity.

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