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Community Gardens Grow Opportunities

…ted resource families and seniors, and summer camps.

These partnerships resulted in establishing new gardens, reinvigorating current gardens and maintaining existing garden efforts. Produce is distributed across multiple avenues, inclu…

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Farmers Markets Begin Accepting SNAP

Although the number of famers markets has increased nearly 50 percent since 2006, access to fruits and vegetables in farmers markets remains limited for low-income families. Live Well Alabama partners with farmers markets across the state t…

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Connecting Alabama SNAP-Ed Through Social Media

The Live Well Alabama social media initiative was developed in 2017 by Alabama Extension at Auburn University SNAP-Ed.

Live Well Alabama is found on three popular platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Daily posts promote healthy e…

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Emergency Food Assistance Sites

… healthy foods.
Environmental improvements increased shelf space for healthy foods and beverages; established, reinvigorated, or sustained edible gardens to increase availability of fresh produce at food pantries; and, in partnership wit…

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Quest for Healthy Schools Initiative Helps Support Alabama

…ee in utilizing strengths and areas for improvement to develop a School Wellness Action Plan including three achievable goals.

Implement

Involve all stakeholders in taking action.

Evaluate

Maintain contact with School Wellne…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

…crimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter al…

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Body Quest Makes a Difference in Schools

… physical activity.
Decreased television time.

Body Quest Reaches Parents
Because parents are the gatekeepers of good nutrition in the home, shopping, and meal preparation behaviors have a major impact on availability of healthy food…

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Body Quest Helps Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Body Quest Warriors, a group of animated characters, are leading the fight to prevent childhood obesity. Body Quest is an innovative childhood obesity prevention initiative that empowers third graders and also their parents to make hea…

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