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4-H Grows Good Citizens

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and throughout the month Alabama 4-H members and TGIF youth will be helping Child Advocacy Centers with various needs. The service project will vary according to needs but can include: Hanging blue ribbons around town for awareness Placing pin wheels on courthouse lawns-each representing a victim served by their local CAC Planting flowers, cleaning ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Grows Confidence

AUBURN, Alabama–Alabama 4-H grows confidence in young people by introducing them to opportunities and challenges that they might not have experienced. Rebecca Phillips, a 4-H alumna of the Montgomery County 4-H River Region Rifle Shooting Sports Club, said 4-H grew her into a safe, skilled and confident shooter, and taught her the importance of always putting safety first. Today, the Auburn ... Read More »

Good Choice Program Offers Healthy Snacks at Convenience Stores

Auburn, Alabama—More healthy snacks may soon be coming to convenience stores and small grocery stores near you thanks to Alabama Public Health and Alabama Extension’s Nutrition Education Program (NEP). To encourage Alabamians to make better food choices and improve their access to healthier snacks,  the two agencies are partnering with store owners to get healthy snacks and foods into convenience stores ... Read More »

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right is 2016 Theme of National Nutrition Month

How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Making sure to enjoy the sights, sounds, memories and interactions associated with eating are essential to developing an overall healthy eating plan. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to “Savor the Flavor of Eating ... Read More »

Cam Newton and Alabama Extension’s NEP Say “Eat More Fruits and Vegetables”

Auburn, Alabama—The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) at Alabama Cooperative Extension System is excited to announce that Auburn’s own Cam Newton will be featured in a social marketing billboard campaign throughout Alabama from Feb. 22-March 25. The campaign will reach all corners of Alabama and is expected to generate almost 35 million impressions on Alabamians, especially those living in underserved communities. ... Read More »

4-H Chick Chain Grows Ability

Auburn, Ala.—Alabama’s 4-H Chick Chain project has had growing success since 2013. It has expanded from just a few counties participating to almost a majority of the 67 counties taking part in the 4-H program. Targeted at Alabama youth 9 to 19, it teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation helps youth develop poultry management ... Read More »

Billboards Say Steph Curry Drains Threes and Eat Peas

Auburn, Ala.—The National Basketball Association’s 2015 Most Valuable Player and Golden State Warriors’ point guard, Steph Curry is featured on billboards throughout Alabama until Feb. 21 that create appeal for eating fruits and vegetables. The billboard campaign will reach all corners of Alabama making an estimated  35 million impressions on Alabamians, especially those living in underserved communities. The campaign 74 ... Read More »

Be Prepared for Severe Weather This Week

Auburn, Alabama—Meterologists have been warning Alabamians for almost a week about the potential for severe weather Tuesday and Wednesday. A cold front is expected to sweep through Alabama Tuesday night/Wednesday morning has the potential to produce strong to severe thunderstorms. Both the American and European weather models continue to stay in agreement and are now showing our potential severe weather ... Read More »

Planning Meals Can Improve Your Health, Finances and Ease of Preparation

Auburn, Alabama —Do you plan meals in advance or do you just throw something together at the last minute? By taking time to plan your meals for as much as a week in advance, you can improve your health, your finances and your ease of preparation. Health – The foods you plan, prepare and serve will supply you and your ... Read More »

Extension Offices Serving as Weigh-in Sites for Scale Back Alabama

Obesity is a problem in Alabama. In fact, Alabama has the sixth highest rate of adult obesity of any state in the nation. In its 10th year, Scale Back Alabama, a free statewide weight-loss competitive program, targets these adults.  The first SBA team weigh-in is Jan. 25-31, and the weigh-out is April 11-17. Scale Back Alabama 2016 ends April 29. ... Read More »