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Alabama has one of the highest rates of obesity in nation – a problem that contributes to a host of other chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Extension educators are striving to introduce Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds to the lifestyle practices they must adopt to avoid obesity and other factors that contribute to chronic disease.

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Breathing Is Power

May is Asthma awareness month. It is a time to bring awareness of a chronic incurable, inflammatory disorder of the... more

Auburn and Alabama Extension Help Secure Multimillion-dollar USDA Grant

​With an almost $5-million grant from the U.S. Department of … Agriculture, Auburn University... more

Raw Milk May Be Chic, but It’s Still Risky, Experts Say

​According to some family accounts, Augustus “Gus” Buttram, a … star running back at... more

Healthy Choices at the Vending Machine or Cafeteria

​Snacking during the work hours can help to keep a person's energy up during the day if they haven't been... more

Extension Providing Alabamians with Educational Resources on Affordable Care Act

One of the hottest topics in the news today is health care reform. But, if you are like many... more

Checking out Health Insurance Options over the Holidays? Where to go?

​Are you one of the many uninsured that haven’t signed up for health insurance yet? Is confusion about where to... more

A Rogue’s Gallery of Potential Holiday Food Pathogens and How to Safeguard against Them

​A rogue’s gallery of viruses, pathogens and toxins … associated with foodborne illness can... more

Follow Food Safety Basics over the Holidays, Food Safety Expert Advises

Planning and cooking a lavish holiday meal for friends and … family while balancing... more

​Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changing rules for Fruit and Vegetables Growers – Comments Invited

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering changing various rules as they relate to the Food Safety and Modernization... more

12th Annual Diabetes and Obesity Conference in Montgomery Nov. 22

​ "Strengthening Community and Healthcare Links to Address … Diabetes and Obesity" will be... more

fruit and vegetablesSeasonal Guide for Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are harvested and readily available at different times throughout the year. Purchasing in-season fruits and vegetables is good for your budget and for your health. The following chart identifies available fruits and vegetables by season.   more...