Starkville, MSU again observe National Nutrition Month

Author: James Carskadon

officials and students sign proclamation

Officials proclaim National Nutrition month (Photo by Beth Wynn)

Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum and Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill (seated left and right) marked National Nutrition Month with the signing of a proclamation Monday [March 26] 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 are MSU Student Dietetic Association members and food science, nutrition and health promotion majors, standing from left, senior Amanda Yanvary of Wooldbridge, Virginia, junior Allie Cowles of Denmark, Tennessee, senior Austin Vaughn of Hernando, senior Molly Stevenson of Marietta, Georgia, senior Julie Mabry of Vicksburg and sophomore Emily Knight of Herndon, Virginia.

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.

For complete information on National Nutrition Month, visit

For more on MSU's food science, nutrition, and health promotion department and its Student Dietetic Association, visit,, Twitter @sdamsstate and Instagram @msstatesda.

Date: 2018-03-27

Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion