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Sticking to a Food Budget This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cooking for the holidays can destroy a monthly food budget. Whether baking treats for gifts or cooking to entertain family and friends, a large portion of the season is spent preparing food. If not careful, groc…

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Winston County Students are Living to Serve 

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many adults do not see teenagers as change agents. However, Zack Brannon, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Winston County coordinator, knows that young people can change lives.

A partnership between A…

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Holiday Decorating With Nature

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Nature can provide some of the best materials for decorating. Fall is an especially wonderful time to find materials outside to decorate a home for the holiday seasons. Many items such as trees, shrubs, plants an…

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Cacti: The New Plants of the Holidays

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Move over poinsettias, holiday cacti are making a name for themselves as the plants of the holidays. Quickly becoming more and more popular, both Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti put on quite a show during this t…

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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind.
Species
Some people get their Christmas tree …

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Cut Calories This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the holidays, high-calorie foods and beverages are every where you turn. Help cut the calories this season by choosing water. Drinking water, instead of sweet tea, soda, fruit juice or other sugary drinks,…

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Health Challenges Continuing Issue for Rural America

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s harder to be healthy in rural Alabama.

National Rural Health Day, slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, will shine a spotlight on how health issues affect rural populations differently than their urban neighbors …

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Cut Calories the Easy Way

With every holiday season comes tasty meals, sweet desserts, and goodies to graze on all day long. What if you could cut down on major calories without giving up the special treat of enjoying holiday meals with family and friends? It’s si…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tomato Soup

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is preparing Family Favorite Tomato Soup. This recipe is low in sodium and has only 40 milligrams of sodium in a serving. Enjoy this warm soup recipe with your family through the…

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Steer Clear of Foodborne Illnesses This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While other illnesses may be more common during the fall, foodborne illnesses are still a concern. Many activities people participate in around this time of year involve food. It is important that everyone takes …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Kickin’ Chicken Stew

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is serving Kickin’ Chicken Stew. Enjoy this warm and healthy recipe with your family through the fall weather. This recipe serves 4.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

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Watch Out for Black Widow Spiders This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Black widow spiders are one of the most recognizable spiders. The shiny black body and red hourglass marking on the female spider are clear markers of this spider. This fall, whether working in the yard or cleaning…

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Weight Bias Among Youth and Adults

What is Weight Bias?
Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes, beliefs, judgments, stereotypes, and discriminatory acts aimed at individuals because of weight. Weight bias can be overt or subtle. It exists in mainstream media, in homes…

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Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While recent rains are welcome, they did not completely break the drought impacting much of the state. Wildfires remain possible, according to a spokesperson for a USDA Forest Service team on the ground in Alabama….

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Live Well Alabama: Tips for Healthy Tailgating

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Football season is in full swing. Thousands of fans flock to stadiums every Saturday to cheer on their favorite college teams and spend the day tailgating.

Traditionally, tailgating means high calorie foods, oft…

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