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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

… to perform at their best and to reduce the dangerous risks of dehydration during prolonged physical activity.

Proper nutrition is fundamental to fitness and performance. Although many athletes carefully regulate their diet, they may pay…

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Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks

Raising chickens for eggs or meat requires the right nutrition at the right life stage. Follow these guidelines to maintain the growth, reproductive performance, and health of your backyard flock.


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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Protein

…he need to take expensive supplements offered by many companies.


Download a PDF of Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Protein, HE-0748. 

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have Nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of Nutrition f…

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Nutrition Facts Panel Order Form

Following these important steps will ensure the speediness and accuracy of your Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP):

Please include the most accurate measurement of each ingredient as possible. Weighted measurements (grams, ounces by weight, p…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults— Carbohydrates

… These practices should ensure adequate carbohydrate intake.


Download a PDF of Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults— Carbohydrates, HE-0751

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Flooding Affecting Nutrition and Diets of Livestock

…n addition to the obvious affects, producers must also take into consideration the affects the flooding is having on the nutrition and diets of livestock.

Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension regional agent of animal science and forages, s…

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Nutrition Guidelines for Livestock During Flooding

Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension animal science specialist, offers the following nutrition guidelines for livestock during flooding.

Energy requirements of animals during a flood event is increased due to an increase in their mai…

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Nutrition Education on the Move Bus

Mobile Nutrition Demo
The Nutrition Education on the Move Bus is a bus that travels into communities to provide Nutrition classes. The bus is equipped with a fully functional mini kitchen for tastings and food & hand washing demonstrat…

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CHAMPION: Health, Nutrition, Exercise

…aking better food choices and adopting a physical activity regime for a healthier life.
Lessons increase knowledge in nutrition terminology, food labels, understanding health diagnosis, and health literacy.

What is the goal of CHAMPIO…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Grilled Cheese Surprise

… for 2 minutes. Flip each sandwich over to toast the other side.
Live Well Alabama
Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System a…

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Vegetable Information

Collards are closely related to cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. They are especially valuable nutritionally since they supply important amounts of vitamin A, ascorbic acid, and iron. Pound for pound, greens such a…

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Fertilizing the Organic Garden

…ertilizers—leaching, fixation, and absorption by soil clay. Therefore, an organic-sourced fertilizer can lead to plant nutritional imbalances just as a synthetic-sourced fertilizer can. Soil testing is just as important in organic gardens…

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Excessive Phosphorus in Garden Soils

…osphorus (P). While excessive phosphorus may not cause any noticeable problems in most gardens, some crops could develop nutritional imbalances.

Phosphorus is naturally low in all Alabama soils. Years of fertilizing with a complete ferti…

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