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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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COVID-19 Update: Reviewed March 12, 2020

Learn more about COVID-19, an emerging respiratory disease and what you can do to help protect yourself and your family.
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On 11 March, the United States announced it would restrict and suspend the entry into the Unit…

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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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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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Reduce Bullying by Encouraging Empathy

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Parents might feel bullying does not affect their families if their child is not a victim or the bully.  But an Alabama Cooperative Extension family and child development specialist said that young people who are …

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Everyday Water Conservation

While Alabama averages 55 inches of rain per year, the state also experiences drought. These may be flash droughts that last a few months or long term droughts that continue for a year or more. Since drought is a gradual onset of conditions…

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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…

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