May 27, 2023

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Innovative Alabama Extension System program inspires Barbour County students to make healthier choices : The Alabama Weather Blog

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By: Dustin Duncan

Justice Johnson and Hayden Faircloth walked into Piggly Wiggly in Eufaula, alongside their parents, with a $5 fruit and vegetable voucher in hand. After surveying their options, the two Barbour County third-graders walked out with strawberries and salad mix for dinner that evening.

The interaction is not the usual business that folks in the Piggy Wiggly encounter. However, thanks to a partnership between the store and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, more Barbour County students will be making similar purchases.

The fruit and vegetable vouchers came from Alabama Extension at Auburn University’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education program (SNAP-Ed). The partnership started when Michelle Puckett, the Barbour County SNAP-Ed educator, approached Bryan Milligan, district manager of Piggly Wiggly in Eufaula, about the voucher program.

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