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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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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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Recertification Testing Information and What To Do When You Pass Your Test

PLEASE NOTE: This information is created, published and updated by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and is shared by PSEP as is, for your information. Please direct any questions to the Alabama  Department of Agricult…

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Recertification Permit Information for Commercial Applicators (RECERT)

This commercial category is for applicators that currently hold certification in a category but have not attained the required amount of points to have it renewed. The permit cannot be expired for more than one year in order to qualify for…

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Wood Treatment Commercial Applicator Permit (WT)

This commercial category is for applicators who treat wood products to prevent decay.

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary, the link will bring you to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries webs…

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Wood Destroying Organisms Commercial Applicator Permit Information (WDC/WDO)

This commercial category is for pesticide applicators who apply pesticides for the purpose of preventing, controlling, or eradicating termites,  various wood borers, fungi, and/or other wood destroying organisms within, under and on struct…

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Tree Surgery (TS) Commercial Applicator Permit Information

This commercial category is for applicators who repair damaged trees, by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with braces.

The Horticulture Professional Servi…

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