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CHAMPION: Health, Nutrition, Exercise

Resource for youth & adults. Nutrition and exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

What is CHAMPION?

CHAMPION is the acronym for: Community Health Aerobic Motivational Program Initiating Optimal Nutrition.

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Fun, Healthy Snacks for Children

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—With childhood obesity rates increasing in the United States, it is important for children to eat snacks that will support healthy development. While it may seem more appetizing and convenient to grab a candy bar o…

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Dairy Goat and Sheep Nutrition and Forages

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Nutrient requirements differ based on age, stage of production, weight, breed type, and the environment. In order to maintain milk…

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Estimating the Age of Goats and Sheep
The approximate age of goats and sheep can be determined by their teeth, as illustrated in figu…

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Eat to Compete: Sports Nutrition for Young Adults—Hydration

Young athletes must drink enough fluid to perform at their best and to reduce the dangerous risks of dehydration during prolonged physical activity.

Proper nutrition is fundamental to fitness and performance. Although many at…

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Nutrition for Backyard Chicken Flocks

Raising chickens for eggs or meat requires the right nutrition at the right life stage. Follow these guidelines to maintain the growth, reproductive performance, and health of your backyard flock.

Farm-fresh…

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Nutrition Facts Labeling Services

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) states that all food intended for retail sale must have nutrition facts on the package. Foods that contain insignificant amounts of all the nutrients required in the declaration of nutrition f…

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Direct Education Moves Youth and Parents Toward Better Health

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

In FY18, Auburn University SNAP-Ed reached approximately 20,000 youth with exciting education about healthy eating and physical activity through school-based initiative…

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Grilling Season: Stay Healthy

The long-awaited summer season is here and with that comes outdoor grilling. Memorial Day is seen as the official holiday to pull the grill out and to host a barbecue with family and friends.
Tips for Healthy Barbecues
Grilling meats is a…

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Maintaining Health of Grazing Livestock

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Death loss as a result of a storm needs to be documented with photos and reported to the FSA as part of an application to…

Advance Directive for Health Care

An advance directive (AD) establishes directions for the providing, withholding, or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and artificially provided nutrition and hydration if you are terminally ill or permanently unconsciousness. You can …

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Nutrition Education on the Move Bus

Mobile Nutrition Demo
The Nutrition Education on the Move Bus is a bus that travels into communities to provide nutrition classes. The bus is equipped with a fully functional mini kitchen for tastings and food & hand washing demonstrat…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Managing for Good Herd Health

A good herd health program is essential for a profitable cattle operation. Healthier, better-performing cattle ensure production of an abundant, safe, wholesome supply of beef products that consumers can purchase and consume with co…

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Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative. The campaign was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative was launched in early 2017 to…

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Quest for Healthy Schools Initiative Helps Support Alabama

Quest for Healthy Schools
Quest for Healthy Schools supports schools in improving nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, environments, and practices. Live Well Alabama is teaming with Alliance for a Healthier Generation and …

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