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How to Make 6 Meals from 1 Chicken

How many meals can you make from one chicken? Buy a whole chicken on sale at the grocery store, and turn it into six great meals! Cooking the chicken in a crock pot makes for a tender, juicy chicken, great broth and also easy cooking.

Wh…

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Ways to Save Your Food Dollars

Saving money is a plus, especially when it comes to food. Below is a list of ways to help you save your food dollars.
Plan

Take time to plan your meals and make a grocery list. This usually takes less time than the time spent going ba…

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Sugar: The Sour Truth About Sweet Drinks

What you drink is just as important as what you eat. Sugary drinks such as regular soda, energy or sports drinks, fruit drinks and sweet tea are all just water with added sugar, flavors and colors. Take a look at the amounts of sugar in the…

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30-Minute Exercises Within Your Day

Get moving! Physical activity is as important as eating the right foods. Daily exercise can improve blood pressure and cholesterol, help you manage weight, improve your mood, give you energy, improve your self-image and reduce stress. Any …

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Opioid Crisis

At one point in our history, opioids were prescribed mainly to treat chronic pain related to active cancer or pain at the end-of-life. However, several decades ago, things began to change. Opioids could be used to treat other types of chron…

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Quick Tips for Smart Snacking

What kinds of snacks do you eat during the day? Some snacks make you hungrier than you were before. If you eat a healthy snack between meals, you can avoid feeling hungry. And if you’re not hungry, you won’t be as tempted to overeat. Ea…

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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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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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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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Farmers Markets Begin Accepting SNAP

Although the number of famers markets has increased nearly 50 percent since 2006, access to fruits and vegetables in farmers markets remains limited for low-income families. Live Well Alabama partners with farmers markets across the state t…

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Connecting Alabama SNAP-Ed Through Social Media

The Live Well Alabama social media initiative was developed in 2017 by Alabama Extension at Auburn University SNAP-Ed.

Live Well Alabama is found on three popular platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Daily posts promote healthy e…

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Emergency Food Assistance Sites

There is no greater immediate need than hunger. To fulfill this need with access to healthy foods, Live Well Alabama partners with emergency food assistance sites throughout Alabama.

These sites include after school feedings, emergency b…

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