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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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Common Pregnancy Discomforts

Morning Sickness
Nausea and vomiting usually begin around the eighth week of pregnancy. This can be a sign of a healthful pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting become dangerous when you are unable to eat or drink anything. If this happens, you sh…

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Moms to Be: Where Does the Weight Go?

All pregnant women need to gain weight during pregnancy. This weight gain is needed for the proper development of your baby and for the added growth of the uterus, breasts, blood, and other fluids and tissues needed to support your baby.

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Moms to Be: From Seed to Melon

Have you ever wondered how big or small a baby is during pregnancy? Get a sense of baby’s size with these week-by-week averages. These are only approximate sizes. Healthy babies come in all different sizes!
Sizes by Weeks

Week 4: Baby…

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Moms to Be: Relaxing with Baby

Pregnancy can be a very stressful time in your life. To help cope with stressful situations, try this breathing exercise. The key to deep breathing is to breathe deeply from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible into your lungs…

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Moms to Be: Physical Activity and Pregnancy

Keeping active while pregnant can be both psychologically and physically beneficial. Labor and delivery are very stressful on the body; it will be easier for moms-to-be who have good muscle tone. Women who are physically active during pregn…

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About Alabama EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) conducted throughout the nation by Extension began in 1968. However, EFNEP was actually an extension of a pilot project conducted in five Alabama counties. Baldwin, Calhoun, Houston,…

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Food Storage Charts

Safe Food Handling
Take some simple precautions when preparing food for storage. Always work with well-scrubbed hands and be sure all utensils, cutting boards, etc., are absolutely clean. Then keep food either hot (above 140°F) or cold (b…

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Urban 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach

What is Urban 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach?
Urban 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach prepares students to be the first in their family to attend college. The project includes on-going local mentoring, ACT prep sessions, a…

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Approaches to Debt Reduction

Auburn, Alabama —While the current economy has admittedly affected people differently, one common theme has been that getting out of debt is now cool.

At one time, late night television junkies were the only ones exposed to all of the …

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Scorpion Management in Residential Homes

Scorpions are arachnids, meaning they have eight legs. They also have a set of front pinchers. The scorpion species native to Alabama are typically 2 inches (5 cm) or less in length. They naturally find their way into homes; therefo…

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Retirement Planning

Financial planning, the basis of retirement planning, can provide more satisfaction and security in your retirement years. Many people avoid thinking seriously about retirement until it is only a few years away. Yet starting to make…

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Parenting with Self-Awareness

Positive and negative experiences are a natural part of the ebb and flow of life with children. In our interactions with our children, each of us has the choice to respond in ways that either strengthen or weaken our relationships with them…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for a Teen Being Bullied

In this fourth of a five-part series, you will learn ways to get your teen to open up about being bullied and approaches to resolve the problem together.

As teens make their way through the school years, and peers become more importa…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for Teens Who Bully Others

In this second of a five-part series, you will learn how to recognize and prevent bullying behaviors in youth ages 12 to 17.

Bullying is very common in children and youth. National data has indicated that approximately 30 percent of …

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