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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…

1 min read

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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Reduce Bullying by Encouraging Empathy

…ed and make sure they are OK.
Tell victims that you do not agree with what happened to them and that it is wrong.
Go with victims to tell an adult what has happened.

“Adults must understand that bystanders are contributing factor…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Spinach Dip

…gram-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.

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

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) issued a statewide fire alert during the week of Sept. 25. Permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Fores…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

… System 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-Ed….

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Pressure Cooking Saves Time

…Alabama Extension online. Also, make plans to attend Hall’s next pressure cooking workshop. Join her on Oct. 1 in Montgomery or Oct. 24 in St. Clair County….

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Quick Stir Fry

…r easy and a great way to add veggies to your diet. Want to save money? Stock up on canned and frozen veggies when they go on sale. This recipe serves 8.

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon wa…

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Fun, Healthy Snacks for Children

…ful foods for snacks. Prepare foods that contain readily available fiber, calcium and iron to set your child up to make good choices.

“Calcium is essential for children’s bone development—children four to eight years old are recomm…

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Vaping Illness Spreads to Alabama

Six deaths linked to the lung illness have been confirmed in California, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon. With the confirmation of cases in Alabama, Mississippi is the only state in the Southeast that has not reported any…

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Flea Populations Most Active in Fall

…ooperative Extension System entomologist, said that fleas are worst during the fall.

“Fleas occur year-round but may go dormant during an extremely hot summer or cold winter,” Hu said. “They thrive with increased precipitation, moderate …

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