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Flood Recovery Resources

These resources connect to the needs of families and farms impacted by flooding.  The information is built on the research-based knowledge from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Extension Disaster Education Network, the Federal…

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Contamination in Flood Waters

Dr. Eve Brantley, a water resources specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and an Auburn University associate professor of crop, soil and environmental sciences, discusses briefly some likely types of contamination that ma…

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Extension Launches Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama ranks in the bottom three in the United States for breastfeeding initiation and continuation. Breastfeeding allows many health benefits for both a child and mother. To encourage more breastfeeding families,…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Squash Casserole

*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.

We hope you enjoy the following recipes collected from farmers across the state of Alabama. The recipes include produce the farmers themselves have grown on …

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Suicide

From 1999 to 2016, Alabama experienced a 21.9 percent increase in suicides across all age groups. As the media continues to cover suicide incidents among the nation’s youth, parents are often concerned about how to discuss this to…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Take steps to ensure that your well water is safe after a flood. One method of disinfection is shock chlorination.

Upon Return to Your Home
After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller…

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Talking with Kids About Daddy Going to Jail

Going to jail can cause confusion for many fathers and their children. Remember that although you will not be physically present in your child’s day-to-day life, you are still a parent and can continue to play an important role in your ch…

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Family Game Night Recipes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Having a family game night can be a great way to spend quality time with one another. Of course a game night is not a true game night without food. The next time you and your family get together for some family f…

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Exercise Helps You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Exercise and various physical activities are recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can improve your overall health and fitness with regular activity.

A person does not have to join a gym to get exerci…

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Simple Illness Prevention: Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Following some basic sanitation procedures can help you avoid the flu and help stop the spread of flu and other diseases. It is just that simple.

“Washing your hands helps avoid getting sick from a variety of …

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Winter Storms

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single communi…

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Eating Smart • Being Active

The Eating Smart • Being Active program provides nutrition education to limited-resource families by working with clients in their homes and with neighbors, using what is available in the home, and helping in the development of healthier…

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CATCH Programs

CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the most proven program to prevent childhood obesity and launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyles. CATCH programs encourage youth to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result…

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EFNEP Impacts Alabama

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Obesity, poor nutrition, and limited physical activity are significant health concerns. Poor health disproportionately affects limited-resource populations. EFNEP improves the healt…

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Today’s Mom

The Today’s Mom program provides nutrition education to limited-resource moms-to-be, while contributing to their personal development, physical development, and to the nutritional welfare of baby.

Today’s Mom was originally developed …

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