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