Meridian Star

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May 15, 2014

Meridian orchard featured on cooking show

MERIDIAN —     Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) healthy cooking show, “Fit to Eat,” will feature a special segment on B&W Orchards in Meridian during its episode at 7:30 p.m. tonight on MPB TV.

    The new segment, “Down on the Farm,” promotes a better understanding of local foods and the individuals and organizations that provide them.

    "This season is jam-packed with exciting, informative episodes,” said Key Ivy, executive producer of the show. “’Down on the Farm’ takes viewers around the state to visit local farms, dairies, farmers markets and much more.”

    During the segment, viewers will meet Barbara Robinson, owner of B&W Orchards. Robinson explains the concept of high tunnel farming and why it works so well in Mississippi, despite the fact that it uses no heat or air.

    On the current season of “Fit to Eat,” Mississippi chef and restaurateur Rob Stinson puts a healthier twist on family-friendly classics like chicken nuggets, blackened redfish and pizza. Mississippi registered dietitian Rebecca Turner gives a more in-depth look at nutritional information such as calories, portion control and more.

    Viewers can also expect a series of guest co-hosts to join Rob in the kitchen with each episode. Guests such as Grady Champion, Wyatt Waters, and Marshall Ramsey will pop in to tell their story of finding a healthier lifestyle.

    “Fit to Eat” airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on MPB TV through May 22. Find out more about the show at mpbonline.org/fittoeat and Facebook.

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