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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.

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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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Quest for Healthy Schools Initiative Helps Support Alabama

Quest for Healthy Schools
Quest for Healthy Schools supports schools in improving nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, environments, and practices. Live Well Alabama is teaming with Alliance for a Healthier Generation and …

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs ar…

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Body Quest Makes a Difference in Schools

Body Quest Makes a Difference
Body Quest successfully increases student fruit and vegetable consumption in schools with a high percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunches. Treatment groups show a higher consumption of both fr…

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Body Quest Helps Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Body Quest Warriors, a group of animated characters, are leading the fight to prevent childhood obesity. Body Quest is an innovative childhood obesity prevention initiative that empowers third graders and also their parents to make hea…

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

AUBURN, Ala. – Many hunters and outdoor enthusiasts plant food plots to help manage deer habitats. Today, more and more deer hunters implement warm and cool season food plots for a variety of purposes. When planting food plots, soil tests…

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Loewenstein Wins National Award for Leadership in Environmental Education

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension specialist Dr. Nancy Loewenstein received the 2018 Leadership in Education award presented by Project Learning Tree® (PLT). Loewenstein was one of five people awarded at the PLT’s 32nd International Co…

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Protect Pastures from Fire Ants

AUBURN, Ala.—From the field to the pasture, fire ants cause issues for producers on many levels. Surprisingly, the biggest issue they cause is damage to equipment. This not only cost farmers time but there is also the cost of the labor an…

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Corn Producers Experience Setbacks from Stubby Root Nematodes

AUBURN, Ala.—Gardeners say ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ While these showers may bring flowers for gardeners, it can cause problems for corn producers. In corn fields, wet weather in April is a recipe for nematode problems—spec…

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December is Primetime for Chinese Privet Control

AUBURN, Ala. — Chinese privet is commonly found as an ornamental throughout the southeastern United States, but it is an invasive species in the region’s woodlands. December is an optimal time to control Chinese privet. At this time, ha…

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