After a busy day, you may not have the energy to dream up and prepare a homemade dinner. Meal prepping in advance can help you avoid succumbing to a last-minute idea, such as unhealthy frozen pizza or pricey takeout.
In a world brimming with dietary choices and food products, the ability to read and comprehend food labels is more critical than ever. Consumers are bombarded with terms like “natural,” “organic,” “free-range” and “non-GMO,” but the true meaning of these labels and their impact on health can often be elusive and misunderstood.
Registered dietitian nutritionist Jaime Gnau shares some important information about food labels and explains how to correctly read them with Authority Magazine. Gnau is a clinical assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Missouri State University.
Falk found OFH because he needed to fulfill the requirements in a dietetics class — a community engagement project that requires students to volunteer.
The KY3 segment shows OFH prepping for the Thanksgiving season and Falk discusses his personal story; he’s found his volunteer efforts at OFH are a great way to give back and help “build a better community.”
“When I was a kid, we went through a hard time and had to go to pantries and stuff like that,” Falk said. “It feels like everything’s come full circle and it’s nice to give back.”
OFH serves over 270 different charities across 28 counties in the Ozarks, providing 1.5 to 2 million meals per month. They’re expected to spend an additional $500,000 on holiday meals this year.
As Homecoming week has come and gone, now’s a great time to look back on the spirited events that brought our community together.
The McQueary College of Health and Human Services (MCHHS) tailgate served as a chance for our community to join together for some fun before the football game. This gathering brought out students, staff, faculty and advisory board members, all converging to cheer on the Bears.
Representatives from many different programs contributed to the celebration.
Nutrition and dietetics students showcased their talents by crafting delicious snacks for everyone to share. The Student Success and Advisement Center distributed swag, T-shirts and cups, adding a touch of MCHHS pride.
“It’s a great opportunity to bring together alumni, current students, faculty, staff and friends when we are often otherwise spread out across campus,” Kimmy Walker, assistant director of student success and advisement, said. “I always have such a blast seeing familiar faces, making new friends and enjoying fantastic food.”
Welcoming alumni and friends to campus
The participation of MCHHS alumni is a testament to the enduring bonds that tie our community together. Their support, along with the presence of advisory board members, enable alumni to witness the progress of MCHHS and the campus.
It’s heartening to see the enthusiastic turnout and the college extends its gratitude to everyone who made Homecoming week a success.
“We’re so thankful for our MCHHS alumni and the support they give the community,” Sarah Murray, nutrition and dietetics program director, said. “It was great seeing everyone at the tailgating event.”
Looking forward to next year
MCHHS eagerly anticipates reconnecting next year, as Homecoming continues to be a cherished tradition, reminding us of the bonds and camaraderie that make Missouri State a community like no other.