MSU Extension programs address obesity problem

By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz MSU Extension Service   STARKVILLE, Miss. — Recent data suggests Mississippians are learning that more is not always better when it comes to body weight. The adult obesity rate has been increasing in the state…

Nutrition, exercise help moms deliver healthy babies

By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service   Proper nutrition, physical activity and food safety precautions can help pregnant women deliver healthy babies. Niti Puri, a dietetic intern in the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition and…

Fathers still can bond with breastfed babies

By Ms. Linda M. Breazeale MSU Extension Service   STARKVILLE, Miss. — The choice to breastfeed babies does not remove fathers from nurturing duties that create strong bonds with their children. Hannah Lambey, a dietetic intern with the Mississippi State…

Nutrition is key in reaching fitness goals

By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Servic   STARKVILLE, Miss. — Local gyms are popular places in January, but good nutrition is just as critical as exercise in achieving fitness goals. Food consumed after workouts — known in sport…

Consider family dietary needs at parties

By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service   Many Americans celebrate birthdays, weddings, and other events by eating more food than normal. People who have or are at risk for diabetes must be more careful and health-conscious to maintain…