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Including Fruits in Your Diet

AUBURN, Ala. – March is national nutrition month. The month is meant to spotlight the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. According to the USDA, fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are underconsumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid). These recipes are great ways to include ... Read More »

Body Quest Text Messaging Helps Parents Make Better Food and Drink Choices for Their Families

AUBURN, ALA—Year after year, thousands of third graders across Alabama take charge of their health while participating in Extension Nutrition Education Program’s obesity prevention initiative Body Quest. The innovative and effective youth initiative brings technology and healthy snacks into low-income schools as part of a 15-week intervention that empowers youth to make better food and drink choices and be more ... Read More »

Spice up your child’s lunchbox with these quick but healthy food options

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Most parents want to pack healthy yet delicious lunches for their kids, but often fail to realize which nutritious ingredients they are leaving out. Read More »

7 Foods Pregnant Women Should Eat

Auburn, Alabama— Most moms-to-be try and eat as healthy as they can, but how do you know if you’re eating enough of what your baby needs? What you eat directly affects your baby’s growth and development. Eating healthy foods can prevent some birth defects, aid in a baby’s development and keep the mother healthy through the pregnancy. Dr. Onikia Brown, ... 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 »

Is Juicing Your Produce Worth It?

Is juicing your produce worth it?

Normal, Ala. — One of the latest health crazes is called juicing. Juicing is the process of extracting liquid from fruits and vegetables. Many people do this through the use of an electric or lever pump juicer. The result is a juice with many of the same vitamins and minerals found in the original produce. “Drinking freshly juiced produce can ... 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 »

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 »

Adding Blueberries to Home Landscape

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AUBURN, Ala.—Looking for a plant to grow in an area with full sun and that becomes more drought resistant over time? Blueberries are an excellent choice when adding plants to gardens and home landscaping. Assuming the soil conditions and the amount of available sunlight are adequate, blueberries can be incorporated almost anywhere. The blueberry plant itself is adorned in spring ... Read More »

The Ins and Outs of Juicing

Juicing fruits and vegetables as a way to increase daily nutrition consumption has become increasingly popular the past several years. There are many resources on the internet that make various claims about the effects of juicing on our bodies, but with so much information, it is often hard to know what is true. Juicing is the process of extracting the ... Read More »