MSU programs promote children’s dental health

Mississippi State University Aiken Village Preschool student Deshaun Phillips brushes his teeth to prevent cavities and maintain good dental hygiene on Feb. 18, 2013. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)

By Kaitlyn Byrne
MSU Office of Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The path to healthy teeth begins in childhood, and two Mississippi State University programs are working to teach proper dental hygiene.

The Mississippi Childcare Resource and Referral Network, part … Read more

Rural life challenges healthy senior diets


By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Eating well is critical to living well, but many senior citizens find both difficult to do, especially those who live in rural areas.

A study by the Southern Rural Development Center … Read more

Sweet potatoes add healthy twist to meals

Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A and C, beta-carotene and fiber, which make them a healthy addition to soups, stews, main dishes and desserts. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/File Photo)

By Brittnie Burton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many people see sweet potatoes as a winter food, but they can be used year-round when incorporated in non-traditional ways to spring dishes.

Stephen Meyers, Mississippi State University Extension sweet potato … Read more

‘Penguins 123’ read at Maben storytime

Lake Jones colors and makes pictures.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

The storytime crowd was slim Jan. 16 at the Maben Public Library.

In spite of the cold, we had a good time reading “Penguins 123” by Kevin Schafer.

Lake Jones was very good … Read more

Planning makes healthy snacks easy for kids

(Photo by Lifesize)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

Kids can prepare easy, nutritious after-school snacks with little or no cooking when parents plan ahead.

JACKSON – After school, most kids raid the kitchen before they hit the books. If fruit is not … Read more

FCE celebrates 100 Days of School

1-28 FCE 100 days of school

Submitted photo

Mrs. Box’s Kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up to look 100 years old.  The students were also asked to make a project using 100 items.  This was a fun day for all.… Read more

Make a resolution to get more sleep this new year


By Brittany Jacks
Ag Communications

New Year’s Resolutions can be difficult to maintain, but one that is worth keeping is getting more sleep at night.

David Buys, state health specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and researcher with … Read more

Currie serves at Southern Debutante Assembly

Pages and page escorts introduced at the Presentation and White and Gold Ball in December included, from the left, in front, Emorie Ruth Logan Wright of Inverness; Katherine Dale Ratchford of Demorest, Georgia; Elizabeth Campbell Robinson of Indianola; Mary Kathryn McDowell of Jackson and Elizabeth Allen Moor of Indianola; in back, Robert Pepper McDowell and Arthur Dale Currie III, both of Jackson; Joshua Paul Hill of Indianola; Benjamin Spencer Vise of Atlanta; Brooks Alexander Howie of Jackson; Garrett Stephen Johnson of Madison.

From press reports

The Southern Debutante Assembly held its 2014 Presentation and White and Gold Ball on the evening of Dec. 30 at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood. Twenty-six debutantes were presented to society at the event.

Flickering candles … Read more