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Cover Crops: Legumes

…e of the high nitrogen content. Winter pea can provide up to 150 pounds of nitrogen per acre. This legume provides very good erosion control and forage quality. It is also a great cover crop to help attract beneficial insects.

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Cover Crops: Other Options

…eratures are between 45 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Because brassicas grow rapidly and produce lots of biomass, they are good for choking out weeds. Canola/rapeseed are very good nitrogen scavengers, as well as provide very good erosion cont…

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Cover Crops: Cereals

Black Oat
Avena strigosa: Black oat is a winter annual cereal that provides great weed control, especially against broadleaf weeds. Plant black oats in late September to October. It is an excellent cover crop for nematode and weed control….

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Billboards Say Eat Better, Move More, Make A Change

…t healthy eating habits, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption.
“Move More: Grab a best friend and go for a walk!” encourages Alabamians to find simple, enjoyable ways to be physically active.
“Make …

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Faith Communities Encourage Healthy Eating, Active Living

…ople are encouraged to act on their education and awareness and also where the healthy choice becomes the easy choice.
Goals of the Live Well Faith Communities initiative are as follows:
1) Increase the number of faith communities promoti…

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Spend Less, Save More at the Grocery Store

Do you ever wonder how some people do it—how they spend so little money at the grocery store each week? You can do it too! Here are a few easy ideas for saving time and money at the grocery store.
Plan Your Meals

Take time on the we…

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Meet Muscle Max

Body Quest Warrior Muscle Max has strength and muscle power because he eats plenty of healthy meat, beans, and milk products. He ditched the TV and video games so he could spend more time outside, playing games with his friends.

Muscles …

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Meet Super Slurper

Body Quest Warrior Super Slurper is super at a lot of things, but he’s especially super at slurping eight full glasses of water each day.

Water helps keep your body looking great and feeling hydrated on hot summer days. It’s great wi…

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About Live Well Alabama

…ma initiative includes social marketing campaigns and policy, system, and environmental change strategies. The ultimate goal is to improve quality of life in the SNAP-Ed population by reducing and preventing obesity. This requires a culture…

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Meet Shining Rainbow

Body Quest Warrior Shining Rainbow has the power to look and feel good inside and out because she eats plenty of colorful vegetables. Vegetables not only taste delicious, but are good for keeping you lean and healthy.

Vegetables are basi…

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Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

… focuses on nutrition and also physical activity, can now easily be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices through the more readily accessible avenue of social media,” s…

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Live Well Recipe: Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Try our Parmesan Garlic Chicken. Serve with veggies or a salad on the side. Helpful hint: To make a cutlet, cut the chicken breast in half to make two thin pieces. Serves 4.
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powde…

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Live Well Recipe: Family Favorite Tomato Soup

Our Family Favorite Tomato Soup has only 40 milligrams of sodium in a serving. Canned soups can have more than 500 milligrams of sodium in a single serving. Serves 8.
3 tablespoons butter

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 c…

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Live Well Recipe: Sneaky Mashed Potatoes

Try our Sneaky Mashed Potatoes with hidden cauliflower. Can you keep a secret? Hiding vegetables in foods is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy. Shhhh, don’t tell. Serves 4.
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Skillet Dinner

Try our Easy Skillet Dinner. Cooking with garlic salt? Try garlic powder for the same great flavor without the added salt. Serves 6.
Cooking spray

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

1 medium onion, chopped

garlic powd…

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