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Pickling Foods at Home

…RSITY, Ala.—When people hear the word “pickle”, many automatically think of cucumber pickles. However, there are many foods that can be pickled. Pickling foods at home may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are both quick and tr…

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Reimagining Thanksgiving Leftovers

…when cooking leftover food.

Wash hands with soap and warm water 20 seconds before and after handling food.
Cook foods to safe internal temperatures. Poultry should be cooked to 165°F.
Do not leave food out for more than two hour…

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Cut Calories This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the holidays, high-calorie foods and beverages are every where you turn. Help cut the calories this season by choosing water. Drinking water, instead of sweet tea, soda, fruit juice or other sugary drinks,…

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Health Challenges Continuing Issue for Rural America

…s and messages also raise awareness and support for Extension’s community-based efforts to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity for rural and urban Alabamians through local and state partnerships.
Another p…

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Walking Like a CHAMPION

…he Walking Like a CHAMPION campaign is an ongoing activity that encourages residents to get healthy by eating the right foods and adding physical activity to their daily routines. Adopting healthier lifestyles helps to reduce risk factors a…

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Backyard Bird Feeding

…can try mixtures of black-oil sunflower, hulled sunflower and whole peanuts in platform and hopper feeders. Alternative foods and water can also be good options. Fruits, mealworms, nectar, suet and water may attract birds that are not found…

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The Virginia Opossum: Our Only Native Marsupial

…mmon parasites.

The first, and easiest, way to deter opossums is to remove whatever is attracting them. Bring in pet foods during the night, or, if you store them outside, keep them in metal bins that latch. Place garbage in bins on the …

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Managing White-tailed Deer: Camera Surveys

…rtant to assess population density relative to nutritional carrying capacity.

Changes in the availability of natural foods throughout the year also will substantially affect the number of deer visiting baited camera stations. For example…

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Pickling Produce

… zip and zest to your meals, snacks, and party refreshments—if they are good pickles. They enhance the flavor of some foods that contain nutrients essential to good health.

Pickling is one of the oldest known methods of food …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Kickin’ Chicken Stew

…1 can corn, 14 ounces, drained
Heat oil in large pan. Add onion. Cook until tender. Also add all remaining foods. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
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Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assista…

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Live Well Alabama: Tips for Healthy Tailgating

… to cheer on their favorite college teams and spend the day tailgating.

Traditionally, tailgating means high calorie foods, often fried and loaded with cheese. Having fun on game day also makes it easy to munch on party snacks, even when…

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Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health Impact Report 2017

…ght Bite Diabetes Cooking School, individuals with diabetes made the following improvements in their diets:

Salted foods at the table less
Ate more foods with 2 to 3 grams of fiber per serving • Ate at least three veggies per day

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Pressure Cooking Saves Time

… helps preserve these important aspects of a healthy meal.

Retains Food’s Natural Color. When vegetables and other foods are cooked for long periods of time, the color will often fade. A shorter cook time helps food keep natural color….

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Fun, Healthy Snacks for Children

…ore appetizing and convenient to grab a candy bar or a bag of chips, parents can bring a fun new perspective to healthy foods that outshine junk foods.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many food group recommendations for …

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Washing Raw Poultry Can Lead to Foodborne Illness

…event the spread of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella or Campylobacter to kitchen surfaces and potentially other foods in the prep area.

An August report from the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service detailed research done in test …

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