New series offers advice on food, lifestyle choices

Natasha Haynes hosts "The Food Factor."

The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently launched a new video series to help Mississippi families make informed choices about food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

“The Food Factor” offers research-based information on topics such as home canning, food safety, emergency preparedness and nutritional science.

Host Natasha Haynes, an Extension food and nutrition educator for 15 years, also provides viewers with healthy recipe ideas and family friendly tips on food preparation. The show airs statewide during the news broadcasts of these local television stations:

-- WAPT in Jackson during Saturday morning broadcasts;

-- WTOK in Meridian during Monday morning broadcasts;

-- WTVA in Tupelo during Monday noon broadcasts;

-- WABG in Greenwood during Thursday morning and evening broadcasts; and

-- WLOX in Biloxi during Saturday morning broadcasts.

To view all the episodes on YouTube, visit the MSU Extension Service website at Audiences can follow “The Food Factor” on Twitter and Facebook.

Susan Collins-Smith | MSU Ag Communications

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