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Learning Theories Behind Today’s Mom Curriculum

The instructional design of Today’s Mom is based primarily on the principles of adult learning and the Social Cognitive Learning Theory. Effective EFNEP and SNAP-Ed educators must be knowledgeable regarding how adults learn best. Adult le…

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Buying Organic: What Does It Mean?

Fact and Myth
When asked the difference between organic goods and those labeled all-natural, eco-friendly, or naturally grown, consumers may respond that these are one and the same. In reality, they are different.

In 1990, the federal O…

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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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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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