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Exercise for 50+

Auburn, Alabama — Exercising might be easier said and done for many people. It gets harder when you get older. The most critical stage in life to maintain a healthy lifestyle is age 50 and beyond. Individuals in this age group sometimes have difficulty mobilizing as a way of exercise.  Many can still maintain a healthy lifestyle by just moving. What you can do ... 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 »

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 »

Make October Poppin’ With Popcorn

AUBURN, Alabama– From the movies to a nutritious snack, popcorn is an American favorite. Americans eat a lot of popcorn.  Some sources estimate more than  4 billion gallons of popcorn a year. The snack is made from unique varieties of corn grown specifically to make popcorn. Popcorn varieties fall into three distinct kernel types: white, small yellow and large yellow. White popcorn characteristically has a ... Read More »

Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween has turned into a celebration of refined sugar. It can be difficult to help children make healthy decisions, especially when they don’t want to miss out on the fun of trick-or-treating with friends. Two Alabama Extension nutrition professionals have tips to make Halloween a fun and healthy celebration that children will love. “Treasures, not treats” is the rule that Teresa Forehand ... Read More »