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Starkville, MSU again observe National Nutrition Month


Starkville, MSU again observe National Nutrition Month
Megan Bean

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum (seated left and right) marked National Nutrition Month with the signing of a proclamation announcing the city and campus observance of the annual March event.

The local observance is being coordinated by MSU's Student Dietetic Association, an organization of the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Pictured at the signing, left to right, are MSU food science, nutrition and health promotion students Kayleigh A. Hynes, a senior from Cornelius, North Carolina, SDA liaison; Sophie M. Goyins, a senior from Pensacola, Florida, SDA scholarship chair; Alesa Taylor, a senior from Guntown, SDA vice president; Austin J. Vaughn, a junior from Hernando; Turner Sanderson, a senior from Smithville, SDA professional development representative; Molly C. Stevenson, a junior from Marietta, Georgia, SDA secretary; Haley P. Wheeler, a senior from Huntsville, Alabama, SDA president; and Cecily B. Young, a graduate student from Greenville, South Carolina.

Initiated in 1973 by the Illinois-based Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Nutrition Month campaign works to encourage and promote healthy eating habits and physical activity. "Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the 2017 theme.

For complete information on National Nutrition Month, visit www.eatright.org/resources/national-nutrition-month.

For more on MSU's food science, nutrition, and health promotion department and its Student Dietetic Association, visit fsnhp.msstate.edu, www.facebook.com/msstatesda, Twitter @sdamsstate and Instagram @msstatesda.

Dated: 3/7/2017