Back to School with School Lunch

To pack or not to pack- your kid’s lunch- that is the question!  There is a lot that goes into answering that question, but don’t count out school food services. As a dietitian, I want to shed some light on the Good Things that are happening in many cafeterias around Mississippi. Registered Dietitian and Child … Continue reading “Back to School with School Lunch”

Snow Cone Stand Raises Mega Money

After an earthquake hit the Philippians, one boonville boy wanted to make a difference.  Webb DeVaughn, set out to help raise funds for Rosemary’s Home of Hope by selling snow cones for $1.00. His mom, Misty DeVaughn, wanted to help boost his clientele and made a boost on Facebook- as you can imagine, the word snowballed … Continue reading “Snow Cone Stand Raises Mega Money”

Mississippi Girlchoir Teaching Vocal Excellence

The Mississippi Girlchoir (MGC) is Mississippi’s premier choral organization for girls in grades 3-12. The organization was founded in 1995 with just 17 young women and has grown to more than 100 voices divided into four distinct choirs: Their mission is to foster a dedicated community of vocal excellence through music education, vocal training and … Continue reading “Mississippi Girlchoir Teaching Vocal Excellence”

Miss Hospitality 2017

Southern Hospitality is the hallmark of Mississippi. Whether you live across the pond as they say, or down the street, Mississippians will welcome you into their businesses and homes with a unique warmth and friendliness. So, it’s no wonder that Mississippi has a pageant that beautifully displays this tradition. The Miss Hospitality Pageant began in 1949 … Continue reading “Miss Hospitality 2017”

How Mississippi Became a State

Excitement is brewing for the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History (December 9th) where visitors will be able to explore the events, traditions, and people that make our state so rich and distinctive. But, do you know how Mississippi even became a state? Sit back and get a history lesson from Brother Rogers from the … Continue reading “How Mississippi Became a State”

Pinebelt Women Learn “Chalk Talk”

Spirit of Women sponsored by Forrest General Hospital is a collection of 8,000+ females in a 19 county area who come together to be educated, equipped, and encouraged to be healthier. Each year programs are customized to meet the needs of today’s women and their families, providing health education events and health screening. Not all … Continue reading “Pinebelt Women Learn “Chalk Talk””

DeSoto County Recycles

DeSoto County is now the first county in Mississippi in which all major cities offer recycling along with unincorporated areas. Thanks goes to a DeSoto County mom and two daughters who went door-to-door gaining enough signatures in favor of rural curbside recycling to move the needle for the entire county. Ray Laughter the director of … Continue reading “DeSoto County Recycles”

Mississippi’s Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry

One major area of food waste in Mississippi is in farmers’ fields, where crops that don’t meet top-grade quality are left to rot or be plowed under. Gleaning is the traditional biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields to rot, or be plowed under after harvest. Mississippi’s Society of … Continue reading “Mississippi’s Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry”

Murder at Dinner?

Dinner and a movie is no longer the perfect first date. Try dinner and a murder mystery! The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre is an interactive comedic event in which guests enjoy a meal while actors are amongst the audience. As the story unfolds a member of the cast unexpectedly dies an untimely death. It’s up to … Continue reading “Murder at Dinner?”

Thriving on the Big Screen while rooted in Mississippi

When you were a kid did you have dreams of being on the big-screen? Do you have a kid who enjoys playing dress up in their room, acting out their favorite characters? It’s true, that most living room performances don’t turn into actual Hollywood careers, but that doesn’t mean kids or adults should shy away … Continue reading “Thriving on the Big Screen while rooted in Mississippi”

Fresh Savings for Farmer’s Markets

If you’ve eaten today, you have a farmer to thank for that. One of the best places to get fresh from the Mississippi ground food is visiting your local farmer’s market! But, unfortunately, that’s not so easy for all Mississippians, with 1-5 struggling with food insecurity. Good Things guest, Erin Smith, with the AARP Foundation … Continue reading “Fresh Savings for Farmer’s Markets”

Healthy Ice cream? Yes, it’s true!

National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in the United States. And Ryno and Rebecca celebrated in the studio by trying out the new “healthier” ice-creams. Did you know? It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream. The average number of licks to finish a scoop of ice cream is … Continue reading “Healthy Ice cream? Yes, it’s true!”