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Extension educators conducting ‘Eat Healthy, Be Active’ workshops throughout Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An eight-member team of Alabama Cooperative Extension System educators is conducting “Eat Healthy, Be Active” workshops throughout the state to address the poor eating habits and physical inactivity that sets Alabama apart as a state with one of the nation’s highest obesity rates.

Onikia Brown, an Alabama Extension nutrition and health specialist and assistant professor in Auburn University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science who is heading the statewide effort, said the goal is to conduct these workshops in all 67 counties by the end of 2013.

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