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Childhood Obesity in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Studies show that nearly 15 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 are considered overweight and 16 percent are considered obese. Childhood Obesity Problems Dr. Sondra Parmer, an Alabama Extension specialist in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), said obesity can affect a child’s life in ... Read More »

Stress Eating Not Good For You

Auburn, Alabama — In times of a trouble, economic or otherwise, stress becomes a major factor in many people’s lives. News reports tell of the vast increase of people being treated for panic attacks due to stress.  Almost everyone is familiar with the term “stress eating,” which simply means to eat everything in sight without having any control.  It may ... Read More »

Carbohydrates: good or bad for you?

AUBURN, Ala.- Sad that you can never eat bread, pasta or sugar again? If so, you are like most Americans who have read the recent warnings that carbohydrates cause weight gain and contribute to diabetes and heart disease. Low carb diets and cutting out carbs completely are widely thought of as ways to lose weight. But are carbs really all bad? Contrary ... Read More »

The Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast

Auburn, Ala. – Starting the day by eating breakfast is important for people of all ages. According to experts, there are numerous health benefits to eating breakfast; breakfast gives you energy, speeds up your metabolism and keeps you fuller longer. “Breakfast is an important meal for anyone, but especially children. Their metabolism is much higher than an adult’s. This makes ... Read More »

Serve Healthy Salads

Auburn, Alabama —Daily, the number of people affected by heart disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure rises. Doctors’ warnings about large quantities of carbohydrates lead to changes in daily diets. Many Americans turn to salads as a healthy alternative; however, some salads are healthier than others. Lettuces and Greens Lettuce and other greens remain the foundational building blocks for any salad, ... Read More »

Are You Getting All Your Vitamins?


 AUBURN,Ala.–Whether it’s eating broccoli or drinking orange juice every day, people try to nourish their bodies as best they can.  However, it is important to know if you are getting enough vitamins and if you’re taking them correctly. Vitamins and supplements are generally beneficial, but not always needed. “For most people who are well-fed, a daily multivitamin is not necessary,” said Katie Funderburk, a specialist in ... Read More »