Posts Tagged ‘eating’

Inspectors help keep eateries safe

by Lisa Monti Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Dining Out, eating, health inspectors, restaurants

Next time you enjoy a meal in a restaurant, don’t just compliment the chef. You might also want to thank the county Health Department inspector who pokes around in the kitchen to make sure diners stay safe from nasty food borne illness. John Luke, director of food protection with the state Department of Health, estimates […] [...]

State sees first decline in adolescent obesity in 10 years

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2012

Tags: adolescence, adolescent, children, eating, exercise, fat, food, health, health care, nutrition, obesity, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s obesity rate in high school students (grades 9-12) has dropped by 12.7 percent, knocking the state’s teens out of the number one spot down to number five in obesity nationwide. Mississippi’s 2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey found the rate of obesity among Mississippi high school students to be 16.5 percent, down […] [...]

Report: Nearly 70% of state’s residents will be obese by 2030

NEW YORK — A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of […] [...]

Tyson, Urban League partner to fight ‘food insecurity’

by MBJ Staff Published: June 22,2012

Tags: eating, food, food insecurity, food processing, food processor, nonprofit, nutrition, poultry, poverty

ADAMS COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — Tyson Foods, in partnership with the National Urban League, has launched a grassroots, community-based hunger awareness and relief program that will provide resources to Mississippi citizens impacted by food insecurity. Dubbed the Urban League-Tyson Foods Hunger Project Mississippi, Tyson and the League are targeting the state because it has […] [...]

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