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Direct Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

…Physical Activity: At the end of BQ, treatment students participated in physical activity more often, including more vigorous types of activity like sports and other activities that increase heart rate for at least 30 minutes, compared to …

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Partnership with CDC: A Snapshot of Bullock County, Alabama

…ProHealth) aims to prevent and reduce obesity by supporting community coalitions in creating healthier communities. The goal of CDC ALProHealth is to foster healthy lifestyles in 14 counties with adult obesity rates greater than 40%. A key …

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Positive Changes Spread Across Alabama for a Healthier Culture

…r stocking healthy items.
Promotional efforts provided recipe demonstrations, tastings, and signage and expanded the Good Choice initiative, a partnership with SNAP-Ed and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Gardens
Alabama yout…

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Live Well in Alabama: FY18 Annual Report

…o the physical space

Increased shelf space for healthier foods and beverages in grocery stores
Initiated, reinvigorated, and sustained edible gardens

PROMOTION – A marketing strategy to increase appeal

Provided recipe demo…

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

…s and close-toed shoes when in wooded areas.
Consider application of a preventive lotion, such as Ivy Block, before going outdoors.
Always wash clothes immediately upon return from walking in wooded areas.

Animals and Humans Reac…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tasty Taco Dip

… 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 Dr. Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP…

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Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

… will conduct the visit to determine if the providers are successfully following all 10 steps.

Certification will be good for two years. Multiple websites will host the names of certified providers including the Alabama Cooperative Exten…

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kNOw to Stroke

…esterol

Normal: Less than 200 mg/dL
Borderline high: 200 to 239 mg/dL
High: At or above 240 mg/dL

HDL (good) Cholesterol

Normal Levels

Men: 35 to 65 mg/dL
Women: 35 to 80 mg/dL

Less than 25 mg/dL, risk f…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Cheesy Quesadillas

…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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Subterranean Termite Control Products for Alabamians

…olony members, ultimately leading to the decline or perhaps elimination of the colony.

Using baiting systems is an ongoing process that involves monitoring, baiting, and inspecting because no persistent pesticide is applied in the vicini…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tasty Tacos Recipe

…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 Dr. Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SN…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults— Carbohydrates

…can be stored in the body. While body fat can be stored in almost unlimited supply, carbohydrates cannot. Maintaining a good dietary supply of carbohydrates becomes increasingly important to exercising persons and athletes. Research has sho…

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Moms to Be: Let’s Get Physical

…is for anyone. Age doesn’t matter. You’ll quickly see the difference it can make. Most of all, physical activity is good for your health. So just do it!

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Weight control. Burn off extra calori…

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