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Meet Muscle Max

Body Quest Warrior Muscle Max has strength and muscle power because he eats plenty of healthy meat, beans, and milk products. He ditched the TV and video games so he could spend more time outside, playing games with his friends.

Muscles …

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Meet Super Slurper

Body Quest Warrior Super Slurper is super at a lot of things, but he’s especially super at slurping eight full glasses of water each day.

Water helps keep your body looking great and feeling hydrated on hot summer days. It’s great wi…

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About Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a SNAP-Ed initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. Live Well Alabama is also a multi-level initiative combining innovative adult and childhood obesity prevention and nutr…

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Meet Shining Rainbow

Body Quest Warrior Shining Rainbow has the power to look and feel good inside and out because she eats plenty of colorful vegetables. Vegetables not only taste delicious, but are good for keeping you lean and healthy.

Vegetables are basi…

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Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative. The campaign was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative was launched in early 2017 to…

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Healthier Retail: Making the Easy Choice the Good Choice

Live Well Alabama partners with local champions at grocery stores, convenience stores, organizations maintaining vending machines, concession areas, and school environments to make it easy to live well in Alabama. Improvements in product in…

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Interpreting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

AUBURN, Ala.—The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will benefit many individuals and businesses. While most of the business changes are permanent, many individual provisions will end Dec. 31, 2025.

Dr. Robert Tufts, a visiting professor with t…

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Live Well Recipe: Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Try our Parmesan Garlic Chicken. Serve with veggies or a salad on the side. Helpful hint: To make a cutlet, cut the chicken breast in half to make two thin pieces. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powde…

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Live Well Recipe: Family Favorite Tomato Soup

Our Family Favorite Tomato Soup has only 40 milligrams of sodium in a serving. Canned soups can have more than 500 milligrams of sodium in a single serving. Serves 8.
Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 c…

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Live Well Recipe: Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

Try our Sneaky Mashed Potatoes with hidden cauliflower. Can you keep a secret? Hiding vegetables in foods is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy. Shhhh, don’t tell. Serves 4.
Ingredients
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced

1 10…

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Skillet Dinner

Try our Easy Skillet Dinner. Cooking with garlic salt? Try garlic powder for the same great flavor without the added salt. Serves 6.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

1 medium onion, chopped

garlic powd…

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash

Serve our Sweet Potato Hash as a side dish with breakfast or dinner to boost your vitamin A, fiber and potassium. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 cups frozen or fresh bell peppers and onions, chopped

2 medium sweet pot…

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Properties of a Healthy Soil

A healthy soil includes:

High organic matter content.
Optimal nutrients and pH for plant growth.
Stable soil aggregates to promote water infiltration.
Large population of beneficial organisms.
No contamination.

Many soil…

Cover Crop Biomass Influences Weed Suppression

Just as cover crops provide a natural suppression for soil diseases and pests, they also assist in weed suppression. Weed resistance management has moved to the forefront of research and extension.

Cover crops can have an influence on we…

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Soil Biology: Cover Crops and Disease Suppression

Cover crops provide a natural soil pest and disease suppression. It can also serve as a mulch to cover and assist in weed suppression.

When considering a cover crop for disease suppression, farmers should consider 3 factors:

Field …

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