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Alabama SNAP-Ed Program Accomplishments

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Association for Communication Excellence

National Awards

Publishing: Special Reports, Bronze Award for Live Well Alabama SNAP-Ed Annual Report FY18
Graphic Design: Print Advertising, Bronze Award for Live Well …

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Live Well in Alabama: FY19 Annual Report

Alabama Extension at Auburn University Supplemental Nutrition Extension Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) uses an evidence based, multi-level approach to create a healthier population. To accomplish this mission, SNAP-Ed educators prov…

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Making a Change with Social Marketing

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY19 Annual Report.

Social marketing is the broadest and furthest reaching component of Auburn University SNAP-Ed’s multilevel, comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. Using a vari…

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Positive Changes Spread Across Alabama for a Healthier Culture

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY19 Annual Report.

The number of improvements Alabama SNAP-Ed at Auburn University supported in FY19 will ensure Alabama residents can Live Well in Communities in places they eat, learn, …

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Nutrition Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY19 Annual Report.

In FY19, Auburn University SNAP-Ed reached approximately 30,000 youth with exciting education about healthy eating and physical activity through school-based initiative…

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Warning Signs of Bullying

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bullying is common in children and youth. Research shows that one in three young people admit to bullying others. An Alabama Extension family and child development specialist said it is important parents be alert f…

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Fend Off Sickness This Winter

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The flu claimed the lives of 910 people in the United States in 2019, according to the CDC. In addition to the flu-related deaths, there were an estimated 16,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 visits to physicians an…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification Program Expanding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s breastfeeding friendly child care certification program is expanding rapidly. Christina LeVert, the Extension professional guiding the initiative, said 31 child care p…

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Be Mindful of Winter Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter is upon us, which means so is the threat of winter storms. Alabama Extension offers recommendations for staying safe and preparing for possible snow and ice, power outages and other impacts from severe win…

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Battling Holiday Stress and Depression

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Stress and depression are battles that many people fight year round, but those battles may be especially difficult during the holidays. Whether it is in a work environment trying to finish end-of-the-year project…

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Sticking to a Food Budget This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cooking for the holidays can destroy a monthly food budget. Whether baking treats for gifts or cooking to entertain family and friends, a large portion of the season is spent preparing food. If not careful, groc…

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Health Challenges Continuing Issue for Rural America

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s harder to be healthy in rural Alabama.

National Rural Health Day, slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, will shine a spotlight on how health issues affect rural populations differently than their urban neighbors …

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Cut Calories the Easy Way

With every holiday season comes tasty meals, sweet desserts, and goodies to graze on all day long. What if you could cut down on major calories without giving up the special treat of enjoying holiday meals with family and friends? It’s si…

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Watch Out for Black Widow Spiders This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Black widow spiders are one of the most recognizable spiders. The shiny black body and red hourglass marking on the female spider are clear markers of this spider. This fall, whether working in the yard or cleaning…

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Live Well Alabama: Tips for Healthy Tailgating

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Football season is in full swing. Thousands of fans flock to stadiums every Saturday to cheer on their favorite college teams and spend the day tailgating.

Traditionally, tailgating means high calorie foods, oft…

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