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Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

AUBURN, Ala. – Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based education. Live Well Alabama, which focuses on nutrition and physical activity, can now easily be found on Facebook, Twitter and ... Read More »

Thawing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

AUBURN, Ala. — With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, one of the biggest problems cooks face is how to properly thaw their turkey. An improperly thawed bird can result in not just a partially thawed bird but also creates food safety issues. Janet Johnson, a regional Extension agent in food safety and quality with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has a ... Read More »

Food Safety and Meal Delivery Services

Auburn, Alabama — Meal delivery services have recently become popular among consumers to make eating at home healthier and more convenient. Meal delivery subscriptions make having a home cooked meal possible without grocery shopping or leaving the house. Besides the obvious perks to having your dinner ingredients waiting at your doorstep weekly, there are some things to be aware of ... Read More »

How to Keep Kids Safe at Halloween

Auburn, Ala.— It is time again to dress up as our favorite princess or superhero! That’s right, Halloween is upon us. Children (and adults) look forward to roaming neighborhoods for free candy the whole year. However, with great fun comes great responsibility. There are many general, food and clothing safety precautions that parents and homeowners should take before planning their trick ... Read More »

Expiration dates 101

expiration dates

Auburn, Alabama—Expiration dates are posted on all packaged and/or processed food items found in the grocery store. However, fruits and vegetables are left for us to wonder if they are safe or not to eat. This can cause confusion when trying to remember how long certain produce items will stay fresh and where they can be stored. What are the ... Read More »

Home canning: A fresh take on fresh foods

Auburn, Alabama—The saying “you are what you eat” has never been more true than in today’s society. In a culture where preservatives and chemicals almost cannot be avoided ingredients in foods, it can be hard to find genuine fresh foods to eat. Canning fruits and vegetables at home is a great way to preserve fresh foods in a safe way ... Read More »

Getting from Farm to Table: Chilton Food Innovation Center Helps with the Steps In Between

Auburn, Alabama—The Chilton Food Innovation Center, an FDA and ADPH approved facility, assists small fruit and vegetable producers as well as small food businesses with formulation and documentation procedures  to get their products on grocery store shelves. This nonprofit food-processing facility, in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station works to give food processors ... Read More »

Common food safety mistakes to avoid in the kitchen

Auburn, Alabama—Food safety, especially that in restaurants, has been a reoccurring issue. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) tracks all reported cases of outbreaks, the most recent one being earlier this month. Janice Hall, a regional Extension agent in Food Safety and Quality with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is one of the public’s lines of defense when it comes to ... Read More »

Make Slow Cooker Work for You

AUBURN, AL—A slow cooker is a great way to prepare a meal with little effort and time. January is National Slow Cooker Month and is a great time to put this kitchen tool to work for you. “It is an excellent way to prepare a meal without having the time constraints of having to ‘tend to’ your meal to keep ... Read More »

Holiday Hazards

AUBURN, AL—The holidays are coming up and the last thing people think about are the holiday hazards. Nobody wants to worry during the holidays. Most people have decorations everywhere, food cooking and want to make sure nothing will hurt any body or thing, including kids and pets. People get caught up with the holidays because of the excitement and festivities, but ... Read More »