The Rewarding and Sometimes Challenging Art of Breastfeeding

The Rewarding and Sometimes Challenging Art of Breastfeeding

One of the first, and most important decisions a mother makes for her newborn is how she will feed him. When a mother chooses to breastfeed she is making a positive investment in her baby’s future. Breast milk is the perfect food and will give her infant a healthy start that will last a lifetime. In fact, breastfeeding protects the baby, benefits the mother, may make life a little easier, Read more »
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July 01, 2015
Mississippi’s Farmers Markets – Goodness Fresh from the Farm

Mississippi’s Farmers Markets – Goodness Fresh from the Farm

Farmers Markets are on the rise in Mississippi. It’s hard to find a community that doesn’t have a farmers market or produce stand brimming with fresh fruits, vegetables and more. In early 2014, there were more than 81 farmers markets in the state, a sharp increase from just ten years earlier when there were barely a dozen statewide. Now, nearly every county has a market and several have two or Read more »
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May 11, 2015
A Power Pack of Nutrition in a Colorful Side

A Power Pack of Nutrition in a Colorful Side

Brighten up your plate with a colorful side that is easy to prepare, packed with nutrient-rich vegetables, and is a great complement to burgers, fish, chicken or pork. Marinated Confetti Slaw Ingredients: 2 medium Mississippi sweet potatoes, raw and julienned ½ cabbage cut with knife into thin strips 1 large onion cut in thin rings ½ large green pepper cut in thin strips ½ large red pepper cut in thin strips 1cup raw broccoli, well-trimmed ¼ cup fresh parsley, Read more »
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March 10, 2015
Nutrition for Testy Toddlers

Nutrition for Testy Toddlers

By Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Parenting isn’t easy. Trying to get our toddlers and young children to eat their vegetables can seem impossible. But, throwing up our hands and surrendering to the impulse to give up trying to teach our children healthy eating habits is not an acceptable option. Good nutrition and portion control are some of the most important lessons we as parents can share with our children. Read more »
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March 10, 2015
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