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Breastfeeding Child Care Training Set for Oct. 3

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Breastfeeding is becoming increasingly more important to today’s parents. For these parents, finding child care that is breastfeeding friendly is crucial. Alabama Extension, along with its partners, is offering…

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Vaping Illness Spreads to Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama joins a rapidly growing number of states confronting reports of severe illness related to vaping. The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced investigations into five reports of potentially severe…

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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Hurricane Dorian is pushing through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Forecasters expect Dorian to make a mainland U.S. landfall somewhere along the Florida coast on Monday. While it is far too early to kn…

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Live Well Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Try our Chicken and Broccoli Bake recipe! Make half your grains whole. If your kids do not like brown rice, try mixing it with white rice at first. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 cup brown rice, cooked

3 cups chicken, cooked and diced

1 12…

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Live Well Alabama: Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes

Try our Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes recipe as a side dish with dinner. Eat the potatoes with the peel to get more fiber, iron, and potassium. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

4 medium sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetabl…

Live Well Recipe: Potluck Taco Soup

Our Potluck Taco Soup is made with canned veggies and beans. Make sure to drain and rinse canned ingredients before using to reduce salt. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped…

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Live Well Recipe: Fruit Paradise

Try our Fruit Paradise recipe! This recipe is a great side dish or afternoon snack with the kids. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, 20 ounces, drained

1 can mandarin oranges in 100% juice, 15 ounces, drained

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Live Well Recipe: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

Our Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad is filling and packed with vitamin C. Helpful hint: When cooking, stir Brussels sprouts to keep the color bright and avoid burning. Serves 8.
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon app…

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Live Well Recipe: Overnight Oats

Try our Overnight Oats recipe! Prepare oats overnight for a healthy breakfast the next morning. Serves 2.
Ingredients
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon raisins

1/2 cup skim milk
Directions
Mix oats, …

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet & Salty Popped Mix

Try our Sweet and Salty Popped Mix for an after-school snack with the kids. Use snack-size plastic bags to control portions between mealtimes.
Ingredients
Light microwavable popcorn, 3.5-ounce bag

1 1/2 cup raisins

1 cup pretzels

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Live Well Recipe: Just Peachy Chicken

Try our tasty Just Peachy Chicken recipe! Buy canned fruits packed in 100% juice or water to cut down on the added sugar. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in half

1 can peach slices in 10…

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Live Well Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds

Try our Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds! Dark green veggies like spinach and broccoli are packed with nutrients and low in calories. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

3 tablespoons oil, divided

2 tablespoons vinegar

4 teas…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Trust

Learn ways to establish and maintain trust in your parent-teen relationship.

Parenting involves allowing children to have more responsibilities and freedoms as they grow older. Generally speaking, the goal is to let go, and…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Negotiation

Using six key steps can help you and your teen find solutions when you strongly disagree.

“I’m the parent!” “Because I said so.” “When did I lose control over my child?” Do you find yourself thinking or saying…

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Ratatouille

Try our Easy Ratatouille recipe! Add this dish to a pasta night for an extra kick of veggies. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2…

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