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Healthy Eating from Head to Toe

For kids, getting the right nutrients is important for healthy growth. Helping your child eat a variety of foods from all food groups is the best way to make sure your child gets all the nutrients needed for growth and development. Here are…

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How To Waste Less Food At Home

…to tell us when a food is fresh and safe to eat. But do we really know what they all mean, or do they do more harm than good?

Americans waste about 90 billion pounds of food each year. Some food we throw out is still safe to eat, but the…

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Kids: Healthy Numbers To Live By

Kids. It takes just a few small steps each day to keep them healthy. From fruit and vegetable servings to physical activity, take a look at the numbers to live by.
Numbers To Live By

5 servings of fruits and vegetables – Eat a rain…

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Portion Distortion: Tricks to Portion Control

How much should you eat? Choosing healthy foods is important, but so is eating the right amount. Take a look at the amount of food you are served compared to one serving. Here are a few simple portion control tricks.
Portion control tricks…

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Shake the Salt Habit

…ed and processed food in your diet, the less control you have over how much salt you are eating.
What can you do?
The good news is you do not have to start cooking everything from scratch. There are plenty of frozen and canned foods that …

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How to Make 6 Meals from 1 Chicken

How many meals can you make from one chicken? Buy a whole chicken on sale at the grocery store, and turn it into six great meals! Cooking the chicken in a crock pot makes for a tender, juicy chicken, great broth and also easy cooking.

Wh…

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Ways to Save Your Food Dollars

…lars.
Plan

Take time to plan your meals and make a grocery list. This usually takes less time than the time spent going back to the store for a forgotten item.
Plan your meals to use seasonal foods such as oranges in the winter and…

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Sugar: The Sour Truth About Sweet Drinks

What you drink is just as important as what you eat. Sugary drinks such as regular soda, energy or sports drinks, fruit drinks and sweet tea are all just water with added sugar, flavors and colors. Take a look at the amounts of sugar in the…

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30-Minute Exercises Within Your Day

…h mower.
Plant a vegetable or flower garden.
Play with your children.
Park farther away and walk where you are going.
Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
go dancing.

Click here to view the USDA Nondiscrimination…

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Opioid Crisis

… prescribed mainly to treat chronic pain related to active cancer or pain at the end-of-life. However, several decades ago, things began to change. Opioids could be used to treat other types of chronic pain. Based on information from pharma…

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Quick Tips for Smart Snacking

What kinds of snacks do you eat during the day? Some snacks make you hungrier than you were before. If you eat a healthy snack between meals, you can avoid feeling hungry. And if you’re not hungry, you won’t be as tempted to overeat. Ea…

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What Can These Fruits Do For You

…ich helps the body grow and heal cuts and wounds.
Watermelon
Made up of 92% water and a tasty way to stay hydrated. A good source of vitamins C, B6 and thiamin, all important for metabolism and energy.
Orange
Known for vitamin C, but al…

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Meet Graino Supa

Body Quest Warrior Graino Supa has the power of energy because he eats whole grains every day. Graino also likes to get together with his friends and family to play outdoor games.

His warrior energy comes from delicious whole grains. Wha…

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Meet Fiberlicious

Body Quest Warrior Fiberlicious loves to eat delicious foods with fiber to help keep food moving through her digestive system.

Fiber is found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This Body Quest Warrior loves the fibe…

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Alabama SNAP-Ed Program Accomplishments

…ership Award
College of Human Sciences Graduate Student Research Symposium, Auburn University, Alabama
• 1st Place, Good Choice healthier retail initiative: Increasing access and appeal of healthy items in rural Alabama
• 2nd Place, …

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