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Food & Nutrition Workshop

Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event.  Complete the form below or call the Extension Office @ 254-435-2331 Each participant will need to bring $5 to the event to help cover cost of supplies.  Loading…

Find a New Healthy Habit

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s a great time to find a new healthy habit!  Did you know that eating a diet with a lot of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk for heart disease, protect against certain types of cancers, and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity?  Yes!  You can do a lot to improve your health by eating more fruits and vegetables! Check out these nutrition facts from choosemyplate.gov Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol…. Read More →

Put Your Best Fork Forward: March is National Nutrition Month

During National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices when cooking at home. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making small changes to eating patterns to include healthier ingredients while cooking at home. Choosing a variety of healthful foods across and within all food groups helps reduce the risk of preventable, lifestyle-related chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. “Evidence shows that making dietary… Read More →

Healthy Heart Month

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s a special day to be with the ones we love.  The stores are already filled with Valentine candy, cards and other goodies to share with a sweetheart.  While the hearts that cover Valentine’s Day merchandise are meant to represent love, they also serve as a simple reminder for us to take care of our hearts. The next time you see one of these hearts, think about your own heart, and ask yourself if you are living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The rates… Read More →

Maintain – No Gain Challenge – Register Here!

This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! Did you know that many Americans gain between one and five pounds each holiday season? While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds. Take up the Maintain – No Gain Challenge and enjoy the holidays without gaining weight!  The Maintain – No Gain Challenge is a six week challenge to maintain your pre-holiday weight or gain no more than two pounds during the holiday season.  There will… Read More →

County Food Challenge Contest

The County Food Challenge Contest is being held at First Baptist Meridian at 11:00am tomorrow. There will be one senior team and two intermediate/junior teams advancing to the district competition. The teams participating are as follows: Senior Team: Lia Worley, Mackenzie Errington, Emma Guillory, and Elizabeth Seely Intermediate Team:  Reese Errington, Libby Stauffer, Bailey Burt, and McKenzie Hicks Intermediate Team:  Jackson DeBorde, Madisyn Hicks, Dakota Cassidy, and Hayden Hewitt Junior Team: Haley Creech, Jasmin Munoz, and Joshua Wyatt

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

The holiday season is here!  Decorations are going up around town, and my taste buds are already anticipating Thanksgiving dinner with my family!  The holiday season is a great time of year, but there is one difficult thing about it.  All of the sweet treats and desserts make it very difficult to eat healthy. This year, try these tips to maintain your weight through the holidays (or maybe try to lose a pound or two). Eat a healthy snack before heading out to a holiday party so you’ll… Read More →

A New Holiday Health Goal: Maintain – No Gain!

  This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! Did you know that many Americans gain between one and five pounds each holiday season? While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds. Take up the Maintain – No Gain Challenge and enjoy the holidays without gaining weight!  The Maintain – No Gain Challenge is a six week challenge to maintain your pre-holiday weight or gain no more than two pounds during the holiday season.  There… Read More →

Coconut Craze

Coconut oil is one of the latest health trends that you might see on the internet or health food stores.  Coconut oil is a tropical oil made from the coconut fruit.  There are many health claims about coconut oil ranging from the treatment of lice to treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  However, not all claims related to coconut oil have been substantiated by research. There are two main types of coconut oil used in cooking: virgin and refined.  Virgin coconut oil is extracted from the fruit of fresh mature… Read More →

Healthy Lunches for Kids

The kids are back in school!  If you were listening closely last Monday morning around 8am, you heard a collective sigh of relief from parents all over. With the kids back in school, one thing many parents have to add to the to-do list is pack lunch-boxes in the mornings. It’s not an easy task.  Parents have to balance a fine line when providing healthy, filling lunches their kids will actually eat.  No one wants their son or daughter to trash a healthy lunch and munch on a… Read More →