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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Negotiation

…Teens do this because they are now old enough to begin questioning their own and others’ beliefs and actions. This is good, though, because when teens become adults they will have to make important decisions about how to live their lives …

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Live Well Recipe: Snap & Go Pasta

Try our Snap & Go Pasta. For a heart healthy choice, try whole grain pasta. Serves 4.
Spaghetti, 12 ounces

Frozen mixed vegetables, 12 ounces

1 tablespoon oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 can Italian diced tomat…

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Talking with Kids About Daddy Going to Jail

Going to jail can cause confusion for many fathers and their children. Remember that although you will not be physically present in your child’s day-to-day life, you are still a parent and can continue to play an important role in your ch…

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Moms to Be: Where Does the Weight Go?

All pregnant women need to gain weight during pregnancy. This weight gain is needed for the proper development of your baby and for the added growth of the uterus, breasts, blood, and other fluids and tissues needed to support your baby.

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

… ice. As soon as the power returns, check if food has been kept at below 40° F.

Keeping Food Frozen
When the power goes off, food will remain frozen in your freezer for several hours—maybe as long as several days. If your freezer is …

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Healthier Retail: Making the Easy Choice the Good Choice

…purchase of healthy items.

Live Well Alabama partners with the Alabama Department of Public Health to implement the Good Choice initiative. Good Choice seeks to increase availability of healthy items and also provide point-of-purcha…

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Striving for Financial Wellness

… your finances.
Having the ability to absorb unexpected financial events.
Staying on track to meet your financial goals.
Enjoying the financial freedom to make decisions that impact your life.

Financial well-being is also associ…

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Fend Off Sickness This Winter

…CDC), the best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

“In addition to getting vaccinated, good health habits, like washing your hands and having a balanced diet, can help stop the spread of germs and prevent il…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification Program Expanding

…LeVert said. “Certifying 31 providers in 10 months is a tremendous start, and we are excited to see how many we can add going forward in 2020.”
Program Is Partner Effort
Barbara Struempler, Extension assistant director for human science…

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New Regulations Aim to Stop Vaping Epidemic Among Young People

…ting authority to regulate and authorize the manufacture, distribution and sale of flavored e-cigarettes by having them go through an application process.”

Duke said the FDA has limited flavors for cartridge-based electronic cigarettes…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

…ystem at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, an Alabama Extension specialist with SNA…

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A New Year’s Day Meal

…is for those eating a traditional New Year’s Day meal of ham, greens and black-eyed peas.

Ham is supposed to bring good health, while black-eyed peas are to ensure good luck and greens to bring money. Whether these foods actually deliv…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Potluck Taco Soup

…ystem at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-E…

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Returning Christmas Presents

…s policy. It could save a trip.

“Regardless of the store policy, you have the responsibility of returning gifts in good condition,” Briggs said.
Guide for Returning Christmas Presents
As a general guide, the following information c…

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Safety During the Holidays

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warning! Proceed to the holiday season with caution. With so many things going on, many forget about safety during the holidays. People may encounter a number of hazards in the coming days.
Food and Kitchen Safe…

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