Body Walk

Body Walk is a unique health education program designed to educate elementary school students across the state of Mississippi on the importance of being physically active and making good nutrition choices.

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) assists limited-resource families in improving their nutrition, health, and economic status.

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Family Nutrition Program

FNP in Mississippi is the Family Nutrition Program, a federally funded program with the purpose of improving the quality of life for persons of limited resources, specifically through educational programs structured to increase an individual's knowledge of food and nutrition, food buying and handling.

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Food Preservation

Health and well-being are highly valued in today's society and food is considered to play a major role. Food safety issues are complex and consumers vary greatly in their knowledge of the science of food safety. The Cooperative Extension Service through its federal, state and county partnership of professionals has as a goal to deliver food safety and quality educational programs. The programs teach clientele to minimize potential food hazards throughout food production, processing, distribution, preparation and utilization.

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Food Safety

Foodborne illness is a major health issue facing Americans. Between 6.5 million and 81 million cases of foodborne illness and as many 9,100 related deaths occur annually. Millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths in the United States can be traced to contaminated food. Illnesses from pathogenic bacteria appear to be increasing each year. The economic devastation of this disease is considerable, with an estimated $420 spent on direct medical costs and $7.3 billion attributed to lost productivity annually.

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Get Healthy, Trim Down Delta

Get Healthy, Trim Down Delta is a program designed by Mississippi State University Extension Service to help communities develop local solutions to combat obesity within the Delta.

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HACCP Training

The basic HACCP training course helps meat and poultry processors comply with USDA's "Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)" regulations. This course is designed for individuals who must have successfully completed a course of instruction in the application of the seven HACCP principles in order to meet USDA requirements. This course includes prerequisite programs, development of a HACCP plan, and record review.

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HealthConnect provides a comprehensive, interactive process designed to improve local health care access, and help communities understand the importance of local health care.

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Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Program

Junior Master Wellness Volunteers (JrMWV's) are compassionate teens focused on wellness and dedicated to serving their community. Most volunteers have career plans that include the health care field, but this is not a requirement. Allied Health Students have been recruits for the program because of their interest, enthusiasm, and dedication to a career in the health care field

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Office of Nutrition Education

In 2002, the Mississippi State University-Extension Service (MSU-ES) combined their two federal nutrition education programs, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Food Stamp Family Nutrition Program (FNP), into the Office of Nutrition Education (ONE). With the USDA's emphasis on seamless nutrition education via federally supported programs, MSU-ES created one nutrition education program structured to meet the needs of Mississippians, and that adheres to specified guidelines of the funding agencies.

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Rural Medical Scholars

The Rural Medical Scholars Program is a 5-week summer academic and experiential opportunity for high school students between their junior and senior years to learn more about careers as family practice physicians.

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The ServSafe Food Safety Training Program leads the way in providing current and comprehensive educational materials to the restaurant industry. More than 4 million foodservice professionals have been certified through the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP). ServSafe training and certification is recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification.

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Smart Aging: Healthy Futures

The Smart Aging: Healthy Futures project helps communities foster the healthy aging of their senior populations.

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