Alabama EFNEP - Pike County

Alabama EFNEP - Pike County In EFNEP you will learn to make healthy food choices, manage your food dollars, keep food safe, and balance a healthy diet with physical activity.
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary educational outreach organization for the land-grant functions of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary educational outreach organization for the land-grant functions of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities.

09/20/2017

Color your french fries. Cut up sweet potatoes and bake in the oven with a little oil for a sweet twist on an old favorite. #EFNEP

09/13/2017

We all love candy, but it’s not an every day food. Dried apricots or golden raisins taste great when you need a sweet treat. #EFNEP

09/07/2017

Here’s a smart tip. Eat slowly. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize you are full. #EFNEP

09/06/2017

Kids get a healthy lunch at school, but what about you? Skip the fast food and pack a sandwich and fruit or veggies instead. #EFNEP

07/27/2017

Be a good role model. Let your kids see you enjoying fruits and veggies at meals and snacks. #EFNEP

07/15/2017

Eat before you shop. Try not to go to the grocery store hungry. It’s easier to avoid junk food on a full stomach. #EFNEP

07/10/2017

Put out cut veggies for kids to snack on while you are cooking dinner. Get the good stuff in while they’re hungry! #EFNEP

07/05/2017

Think about tomorrow today. Plan your snacks ahead of time so you don’t just grab anything. #EFNEP

07/03/2017

Planning a cookout for the Fourth of July? Don’t forget the fruits and veggies! #EFNEP

07/01/2017

Always hungry? Maybe you don’t drink enough water. Reach for a glass of water first before grabbing an extra snack. #EFNEP

05/12/2017

Our taste for vegetables can change over time. Your child may like some now that they didn’t like before. The same goes for you! #EFNEP

05/08/2017

Did you know some yogurts have as much added sugar as a candy bar? Try plain low-fat yogurt instead and add a little fruit. #EFNEP

05/05/2017

Buying fruits in season can lower the cost and add to the freshness. Berries, peaches and watermelon are all in season now! #EFNEP

02/02/2017

Cook chicken and freeze leftovers for later use. Make a stew using frozen chicken and vegetables for a quick and easy meal. #EFNEP

01/13/2017

Smart snacking cuts major calories. A small bag of chips can have up to 400 calories. An apple has less than 100 calories. #EFNEP

12/30/2016

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Think green in 2017. Make eating more veggies your goal. #EFNEP

12/05/2016

How can you tell if a food has too much sodium? Read the label. The sodium number should be less than the calorie number. #EFNEP

12/02/2016

Get 10,000 steps a day, your way! Walk the dog, take the stairs, go window shopping. Just find a way to keep moving. #EFNEP

11/28/2016

Start your week off right by being active today. Take a walk or turn up the music and dance! #EFNEP

11/18/2016

Set a good example for your kids. Make sure you drink plenty of water by taking your own water bottle everywhere you go. #EFNEP

11/14/2016

A can of regular soda has almost 10 teaspoons of sugar. That’s more than you should have in a whole day! Rethink your drink. #EFNEP

11/08/2016

Canned veggies are great, but full of salt. Drain and rinse black beans and other canned veggies before using for a change. #EFNEP

11/04/2016

After age 2, kids should drink low fat milk. If your child still likes it whole, try 2% for a few weeks, then try 1% or skim. #EFNEP

11/04/2016

Here’s a fun game to play with your child -- How many red or orange fruits and veggies can you name in 10 seconds? Go! #EFNEP

10/14/2016

Always on the go? Show kids fruits and veggies make good “grab-and-go” snacks by packing bananas or baby carrots in your bag. #EFNEP

10/14/2016

Out of sight, out of mind. Keep cut-up veggies and fruits in see-through containers in the fridge so they are easier to spot. #EFNEP

09/30/2016

Steam broccoli in the microwave. Cook in a covered bowl with 1 Tbsp of water for 2-3 minutes. Add lemon pepper for a zing! #EFNEP

09/29/2016

Cooking at home lets you control how much salt and butter goes into your food. Try cooking once more a week than you do now. #EFNEP

09/27/2016

It’s all about balance. If you had a burger and fries at lunch, eat a lighter dinner with lots of fruits and veggies. #EFNEP

09/27/2016

Smart snacking cuts major calories. A small bag of chips can have up to 400 calories. An apple has less than 100 calories. #EFNEP

09/21/2016

It still feels like summer, but cooler evenings are just around the corner. Plan ways to get outside with your family. #EFNEP

09/15/2016

Does your fruit go bad before you eat it? You need longer lasting fruit! Apples and oranges last for weeks in the fridge. #EFNEP

09/12/2016

Carrots are cheap and always in season. Eat them raw with dressing or hummus. Dip them in peanut butter for a sweet surprise. #EFNEP

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