Food Insecurity Has No Season

Food Insecurity Has No Season

By Lana Turnbull For many of us July 4th brings thoughts of picnics past, with all the traditional grilled favorites, plus baked beans, potato salad, fresh sweet corn on the cob, deviled eggs, watermelon, peach cobbler…the list is embarrassingly long. But the truth is, there are 48.8 million Americans who do not have enough to eat and 16.2 million of them are children. In Mississippi one in every four people struggles Read more »
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July 01, 2015

In this issue of Well-Being, “Making a Difference in Mississippi” features Mississippi Children’s Home Services (MCHS). It is an organization that is very dear to our hearts, since three members of our staff have personal connections – a sister who works at MCHS, a mother who was adopted through MCHS, and me – also adopted through MCHS. Although adoptions are no longer the primary focus of the organization’s mission, for Read more »
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July 01, 2015
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

The following statement directed to healthcare organizations providing maternity services and newborn care was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was developed by the joint venture of WHO and UNICEF. 1. Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all healthcare staff. 2. Train all healthcare staff in skills necessary to implement this policy. 3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding. 4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within half Read more »
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June 22, 2015
Getting Fit With CrossFit

Getting Fit With CrossFit

Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist One of the biggest complaints people have about exercise is that it is boring. For many people, exercise means walking on the treadmill for an hour, doing a circuit on the weight machines, or going through the same aerobics class again all in the name of losing weight and getting fit. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. The current trend Read more »
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May 11, 2015
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