Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Valliant earns certification

by Published: October 2,2011

Tags: Melinda Valliant, nutrition

A former fitness center manager who spent several years counseling heart patients about proper nutrition, Melinda Valliant has earned her board certification as a specialist in sports dietetics, making her the second person in Mississippi with this certification. Valliant, a University of Mississippi assistant professor of nutrition and hospitality management, is director of the coordinated […] [...]

Flip through recent Pulse: Health Care Fall issue

In this issue the MBJ takes a look at nutrition. What is healthy? How to dine out and eat well. Plus get the Skinny on Cosmetic Surgery. View now for free! [...]

State tops obesity ranking for seventh straight year

by Published: July 7,2011

Tags: healthcare, nutrition, obesity

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In 1995, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. Now, all but one does. And Mississippi again ranks as the most obese state in the nation. An annual obesity report by two public health groups looked for the first time at state-by-state statistics over the last two decades. The state […] [...]

Study looks at food assistance programs and cost of living

by Published: January 30,2011

Tags: food, food assistance programs, healthcare, nutrition, obesity

STARKVILLE — Food assistance programs are designed to keep children fed who otherwise would be hungry, but a recent Southern Rural Development Center study found they often contribute to obesity in cities with a high cost of living. The study was conducted by Elizabeth Rigby of The George Washington University and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro of […] [...]

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