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EFNEP Impacts Alabama

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Obesity, poor nutrition, and limited physical activity are significant health concerns. Poor health disproportionately affects limited-resource populations. EFNEP improves the healt…

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About Alabama EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) conducted throughout the nation by Extension began in 1968. However, EFNEP was actually an extension of a pilot project conducted in five Alabama counties. Baldwin, Calhoun, Houston,…

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Urban EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is geared towards limited-resource Hispanic mothers with children under five, teaching them how to consume healthy foods on a limited budget and encouraging daily physical activ…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Talking about Sex

…al health and sexually transmitted diseases, see the United States Department of Health and Human Services link to MEDLINEplus Health Information at

Parents’ Sexual Expe…

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Summer Food Safety Tips

…llnesses. Retrieved from

Source: Terence Martin, Ph.D., Urban EFNEP Program Manager, and Tamara Warren, Ph.D., Urban Human Nutrition, Diet & Health Specialist, both from Alabama …

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Making a Change with Social Marketing

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

Social marketing is the broadest and furthest reaching component of Auburn University SNAP-Ed’s multi-level, comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. Using a var…

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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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Partnership with CDC: A Snapshot of Bullock County, Alabama

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

Through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alabama Extension, ALProHealth ignited grassroots efforts to transform the culture of rural…

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Positive Changes Spread Across Alabama for a Healthier Culture

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

The number of improvements Alabama SNAP-Ed at Auburn University supported in FY18 will ensure that Alabama residents can Live Well in Communities in places they eat, le…

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Live Well in Alabama: FY18 Annual Report

Alabama Extension at Auburn University Supplemental Nutrition Extension Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) uses an evidence based, multi-level approach to create a healthier population. To accomplish this mission, SNAP-Ed educators prov…

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Moms to Be: Let’s Get Physical

…ut there and start feeling good and looking better. Just do it!

This is part of the Today’s Mom program of Alabama EFNEP….

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Learning Theories Behind Today’s Mom Curriculum

…ay’s Mom is based primarily on the principles of adult learning and the Social Cognitive Learning Theory. Effective EFNEP and SNAP-Ed educators must be knowledgeable regarding how adults learn best. Adult learners cannot be compared to ch…

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Field Guide to The Identification of Japanese Stiltgrass

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), also called Nepalese browntop, is an aggressive invader of forest lands throughout the eastern United States. Infestations can impact the diversity of native species, reduce w…

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Extension Launches Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification


“This is fabulous news for Alabama,” said Dr. Barb Struempler, Alabama Extension’s program leader for EFNEP, SNAP-Ed and CDC AL ProHealth in Alabama.” “The Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification is a motivationa…

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Eating Smart • Being Active

…o make healthy food and activity choices.

Contact your local Extension office for more information. Follow Alabama EFNEP on Facebook and Twitter. Text EFNEP to 555888 to receive nutrition tips. …

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