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What Can These Fruits Do For You

Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. Fruits are full of many nutrients, such as potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate, that most people do not get enough of in their diets. A healthy diet rich in fruit can help preven…

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Meet Graino Supa

Body Quest Warrior Graino Supa has the power of energy because he eats whole grains every day. Graino also likes to get together with his friends and family to play outdoor games.

His warrior energy comes from delicious whole grains. Wha…

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Meet Fiberlicious

Body Quest Warrior Fiberlicious loves to eat delicious foods with fiber to help keep food moving through her digestive system.

Fiber is found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This Body Quest Warrior loves the fibe…

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Kelton Selected for SARE Fellows Program

AUBURN, Ala.—Jessica Kelton, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System regional extension agent, has been selected as a member of the two-year Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Fellows Program.
Kelton Studies Conservati…

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Alabama SNAP-Ed Program Accomplishments

Major Awards (8)
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
• 1st Place, Southern Region and Alabama Affiliate, Marketing Package Award
• 1st Place, Alabama Affiliate, School Wellness Award
• 1st Place, Alabama…

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Grasshoppers Cause Issues in Seedling Cotton

AUBURN, Ala.—There are beneficial insects who take up residence in cotton fields, and then there are damaging pests such as like grasshoppers who create problems for cotton producers.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, …

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Sweet Orange Scab: New Cases Identified in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala.—Agriculture officials have identified new cases of sweet orange scab (SOS) in Baldwin County. SOS was first confirmed in Alabama in December 2017.

Dr. Kassie Connor, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, said the disease…

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Corn Earworms, Cotton Bollworms Build Resistance

AUBURN, Ala.—The introduction of genetic engineering in cotton was game-changing for producers. Even more so was the introduction of insect-resistant genes in corn—especially for producers in the Midwest who deal with the corn rootworm….

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Meet Body Doc

Body Quest Warrior Body Doc has super warrior powers from eating fresh fruit. Do you like watermelon? What about apples or bananas? Body Doc talks about the super warrior powers that come from eating fresh, whole fruit.

The brighter the…

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Community Gardens Grow Opportunities

Gardens have the potential to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity thereby reducing rates of chronic diseases. Live Well Alabama partners with garden efforts in communities, early childcare centers, elem…

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