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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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Coosa County Welcomes New County Extension Coordinator

Alabama Extension's Coosa County office has a new County Extension Coordinator … Sharon... more

Healthy Habits Start Young

Family Meals;#Dietary Guidelines;#Family Well-being;#Food Budgeting;#Food Security;#Healthy Food Preparation;#Nutrition;#MyPlate;#Portion Control;#Physical Activity … Preschoolers are making... more

Eat Better, Eat Together

Dietary Guidelines;#Family Meals;#Family Well-being;#Healthy Food Preparation;#MyPlate;#Nutrition … October is National Eat Better, Eat Together... more

​​Alabama Extension and Auburn University Awarded Grant to Tackle Chronic Diseases

New program aims to improve health in areas with high obesity rates The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University were... more

The Journey of Aging is theme for Madison County SAI on October 9

Consumer Science and Finance;#Family and Child Development;#Nutrition, Diet and Health … The Alabama Cooperative... more

NTFPs Please!

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management … Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series This... more

Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Alabama has had its first case of Chikungunya virus this year … Carried by... more

Growing Organically Workshop - July 10th

Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;#IPM Communicator: Miscellaneous … https://sites.aces.edu/group/commhort/blog/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=150... more

Top 4 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

The Alabama Farmer’s Market program provides a way for farmers to provide locally grown produce, baked goods, flowers, and other... more

Dealing With Stress After the Storm

A natural disaster such as a hurricane, not only leaves a trail of property destruction in its wake, but also... 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...