MSU observes National Nutrition Month during March

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MSU President Mark E. Keenum signs a proclamation regarding National Nutrition Month at MSU, while students and faculty look on.
 (Photo by Grace Cockrell)

MSU President Mark E. Keenum recently signed an annual proclamation declaring MSU’s observation of March as National Nutrition Month, recognizing the critical role of healthy food choices and the importance of continuing nutrition education.

The proclamation read, in part, “I encourage all students, staff, and faculty to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow.”

Pictured with Keenum are, from left to right, Vice Provost and Extension Professor of Nutrition Brent Fountain; Assistant Clinical Professor Mandy Conrad, Assistant Professor Rahel Mathews; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Scott Willard; Assistant Professor of Practice Jaqlene Villalpando; Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion students who serve as officers in MSU’s Student Dietetic Association Izabelle Rulewicz, senior, Belden; Mallie Powell, senior, Tupelo; Grace Brown, senior, Meridian;  Marlie Craig, junior, Canton, Georgia; Mary Spencer Little, senior, New Albany; Associate Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Ashli Brown; and Cassy Tigner, senior, Hernando.