MSU Promotes National Nutrition Month: Nutritious Meals are Worth the Time, Money

This National Nutrition Month is the perfect opportunity to set new health habits as explained by Ginger Cross, assistant research professor at Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, promoting the ‘WannaBee Healthy’ campaign that is sponsored by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health.

The campaign challenges the misconception that healthy eating is too costly and time-consuming by giving hints and tips on how to incorporate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate recommendation of making each meal 50% fruits and vegetables.

A little forward planning in terms of meal preparation and carrying healthy snacks can help both families and individuals protect against food choices that can add up to larger health issues.

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