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Community Farms

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 19, 2017: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Mon) , Monday, June 19 2017 - Thursday, January 1 1970 TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

Join us at Hoover Public Library! Mt Laurel Farm's manager will discuss growing healthy communities through convenient fresh produce.

The Market at Pepper Place

DETAILS WHERE: 2829 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: May 20, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) May 27, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 3, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 10, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 17, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 24, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 1, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 8, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 15, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat), Saturday, May 20 2017 - Saturday, July 15 2017 TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

The Market at Pepper Place brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham. Join us every Saturday, April - December, rain or shine! #LocalisBetter”.

Get Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Classes Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 4, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5 pm (Sun) Jul 2, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5 pm (Sun) Aug 6, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5 pm (Sun), Sunday, June 4 2017 - Sunday, August 6 2017 TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures

Classes will be held on the Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza on Sunday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to the class. Get Healthy on the Railroad, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, returns in 2017 to offer five healthy nutrition classes at Railroad Park. Classes will be led by area non-profits on...

Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue W Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of an old-fashioned farmers’ market and cooking with the very fresh and best produce and ingredients, then you must shop at the Alabama Farmers Market located at 344 Finley Avenue West in Jefferson County. Owned and managed by the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association, Alabama Farmers Market is both a...

Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue W  Birmingham, AL    ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of an old-fashioned farmers’ market and cooking with the very fresh and best produce and ingredients, then you must shop at the Alabama Farmers Market located at 344 Finley Avenue West in Jefferson County. Owned and managed by the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association, Alabama Farmers Market is both...

The Beatrice Family and Friends Club

Do you want to drop a few pounds or just want to get in shape? These are a wonderful group of people to get in contact with. They do the walk and talk, low impact aerobics, zumba, and yoga. They are small in number but growing.  

Elizabeth M Parrish Daycare

DETAILS WHERE: 1696 Threadgill Road   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The facility is open Monday- Friday 5:00 am until 6:00 pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures, More, Additional Resources

If you are in need of a Christian based  daycare for your child or children EM Parrish has a wonderful setting.They offer a variety of services for you child or children. They offer flexible hour to all parents.  The age requirement is from birth-6 yrs old.

Body Changing

DETAILS WHERE: 1224 Old Springville Rd Birmingham, Alabama   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 10, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 17, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 24, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 31, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures

Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common obstacles, healthy recipes, encouragement, and successful tips.

Urban Cookhouse Homewood Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 1604 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 9, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 16, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 23, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 30, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 6, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 13, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 20, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, healthy, free

Since June 2010, the Urban Cookhouse has hosted the farmer's markets. While featuring local vendors, live music, and kid-friendly activities, the Urban Cookhouse serves food made from locally sourced produce.  Every Saturday from June 18th to August 20th the market will be open at the former skateboard pad and Homewood Central Park.  

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

Montgomery State Farmer’s Market

The Montgomery State Farmer's Market is open to the public! It carries a wide range of fruits and vegetables. The market is located beside the Garriett Coliseum. This market is open Monday thru Sunday from 7am-5pm.

Grove Hill Farmer’s Market

Grove Hill Farmers Market is open to the public . They offer a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables they are locate across from CVS pharmacy. Their hours of operations are Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm

Big Unk’s Fresh Produce

Big Unk's Fresh Produce is always open to the public they offer a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables . Monday thru Sunday 7am-5pm They are located right beside the Winn Dixie grocery store.

Fairview Farmers Market

The Fair view farmers Market is open daily to the public. The market is located across from the Food Tiger grocery store. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Sunday 8am-5pm

East Wilcox County Farmers Market

The East Wilcox County Farmers Market is open seasonal from  June 25-Oct. 1. Find this Farmer's Market across from the Pineapple Health Center and head over on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  

Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce has a wide selection to choose from whether it fresh fruits and vegetables or just a garden plow or tiller. You name it Fresh Produce has what you need. They are located across from Marvin's Building & Tractor Supply. Their hours of operation are Monday thur Sunday 6am 6pm

Moton’s Farmers Market

Moton's Farmer's Market is located across from Travis Gas station. The Market is open  Monday thru Saturday call to check hours of service. Moton Farmer's Market has a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruit at an awesome price. Come and see us at Moton's  Farmer's Market you will not be disappointed.

Hopewell Youth Ministry

The Hopewell Youth Ministry Summer Feeding Program is seasonal open June thru August. Hours of service is  Monday to Thursday from 7a-3pm. This program is open to the public it is for the children ages 4-18.This program also offer a summer childcare program as well. The program will be responsible for your children durning that time.  

Jackson Farmer’s Market

Jackson Farmers Market located across from Dirt Cheap store. Their hours of operation are Tuesday 3pm-6pm

Mr. Johnny’s Garden & Gift Shop

DETAILS WHERE: 7 Claiborne Street   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

              Mr. Johnny's Garden & Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Mr. Johnny's offers farm raised fruit and vegetables. Mr. Johnny's is a great place to shop when you are looking for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and canned items as well. Also a small gift shop is...

Mydiabetesconnect.com Easy Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies can make healthy snack or breakfast especially in the summer time. Shake things up and try these two delicious smoothie recipes!   Strawberry Smoothie:                                                                   Orange Smoothie: 1/2 cup plain or light strawberry yogurt                ...

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

The NEW West Homewood Farmer’s Market

The farmers' market in West Homewood is switching it up this year! The market will no longer be open on Saturday mornings, but instead, it will be open on Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm during June and July and every 3rd Tuesday during August and September.

An easy chili recipe for those chilly days!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Easy Chili Recipe 1pound canned chicken (cut up into cube or strips) 1 large onion diced 1/2 cup frozen corn (optional) 1 can of beans (kidney, pinto, or black beans) 1 bell pepper diced 2 cups cooked tomato or 2 can( each 8oz) 1 packet of McCormick Chili seasoning or (2 teaspoon chili powder and 1teaspoon salt) 1/2 garlic clove or 1/2 teaspoon...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

EAMC’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center

East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) offers a variety of services to their patients living with diabetes. EAMC's Diabetes and Nutrition offers Diabetes Self-Management Training along with other services including Medical Nutrition Therapy, One on One Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling.

4 Simple Tips For Healthier Tailgating

Football season is finally here. There is nothing more fun than tailgating with your friends and family.   Here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy tailgating this year while staying healthy:   1) Offer to bring something yourself. This way you will be guaranteed to have a healthy option available. Some good ideas are...

Hearty Lean Chili Recipe

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out: Hearty Lean Chili              Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g) Ingredients 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground turkey 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped bell peppers...

Healthy Fall Recipes

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Fall is finally here and I’m sure we are all excited to get out of the heat and enter into some cooler weather. Here are some healthy fall meals to keep you and your family happy this fall season: Slow Cooker Pork with Walnuts and Apples   (serves 8)         serving size- 4 ounces of meat                                      ...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

Shop smarter: Tips on buying healthier frozen foods

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

We all know that it’s healthier to cook homemade meals. However, with a busy schedule, even people who enjoy cooking may find themselves in a time crunch from time to time. Frozen foods can be convenient in these moments, and while many frozen foods can be high in calories, fat, and sodium, not all frozen foods have to be off limits. If you are careful...

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUbD2tjE9F4 The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Participants meet together weekly as a small group to take small steps that lead to big changes! New Classes begin...

Start the Grill: Low sugar barbeque sauce

Good barbecue is pretty much a staple for many of us in the South. For me barbecue is only as good as the sauce, but many store-bought barbecue sauces are very high in sugar and pack a surprising amount of calories in a small serving.     For example, Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbeque Sauce has 16 grams (about 3 tsp) of sugar and 70...

East Lake Market

East Lake Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday 8 am- 12 pm  from May 3 through October 11 at the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 78th Street South. You can get fresh produce from local farmers all summer long with East Lake Fresh Market Baskets. The items are all purchased from our local farmers and the selection will be whatever is currently in...

How much sugar is in your sauce?

We all know that sweets contain a lot of sugar, but sugar is also hiding in a lot of processed savory foods. Foods like barbeque sauce, ketchup, canned soup and spaghetti sauce can pack a lot of sugar. I was surprised how much added sugar is in jarred spaghetti sauce. While tomatoes have some natural sugar in them, a lot of companies add extra sugar to...

Are you drinking your calories?

Are you drinking your calories? Many people don’t realize how much sugar and calories are in drinks. Drinks can easily add up to 1,000 calories a day which can cause us to gain weight. Soda, sport drinks, sweet tea, and even fruit juices all have sugar. One 20-ounce bottle of soda can add 240 calories and 13 teaspoons of sugar to your diet. Sports...

Urban Cookhouse Hosts 3 Farmer’s Markets

Urban Cookhouse, a local restaurant, will be managing three Farmer's Markets this summer in the Birmingham area. Check out these markets: Homewood Market: Every Saturday May 10th – August 9th (excluding Memorial Day weekend – May 24th) ∙ 8:00am-12:00pm ∙ Soho Parking Lot/Downtown Homewood (2850 19th St S, Homewood, AL 35209) Summit Market:...

West End Community Gardens

The mission of West End Community Gardens is "Growing Food, Growing Community." WE Gardens is located at the corner of 12th Street SW and McMillon Avenue. We are one block behind Urban Ministry, which is located on Cotton Avenue directly across the street from Hemphill Elementary School. Volunteer workdays and garden tours are Wednesdays and Saturdays,...

Norwood Learning Gardens

The goal of the Norwood Learning Gardens is not simply to create community gardens, but to create a culture of family gardening in a community setting. Each garden will be managed by one of four neighborhood volunteers, all of whom will have completed the Master Gardener program administered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. The Junior...

Eating Out: Tips for making healthier choices

Eating out can be fun and convenient, but it can also be difficult to stick to a healthy diet when dining at restaurants. The portion sizes are often larger than what we would eat for a meal at home and we don’t always have complete information about what is going into our food at restaurants. Here are some tips to help you make healthier choices when...

Farmers’ Markets: Eat healthier this spring with fresh, local produce

Farmers' markets and community gardens can be a great way to find local and low-cost fruit and vegetables to help you eat healthier. As spring returns, many of the farmers' markets will be re-opening soon! Here are few markets you may want to check out in the coming weeks: Pepper Place Saturday Market This lively market on 2nd Avenue South will be...

Add More Veggies into Your Diet for National Nutrition Month®

We are always being told to eat more vegetables. This is because vegetables have many benefits for our health. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to help control your carbohydrate and caloric intake, while still satisfying your hunger1. The...

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! SBA begins their 10-week annual competitions in mid-January. Whether you register for the competition or not, the SBA website offers...

20-minute meal: Easy seared and steamed fish

Many of us are intimidated by cooking fresh or frozen fish, but this simple technique from the UAB Windows into Wellness blog makes this healthy food both simple to prepare and delicious. Our own staff member, Rebecca Honaker tried out this recipe using frozen Tilapia filets. Tilapia is a great choice for those who don't prefer a strong fishy...

UAB Weight Loss Medicine

Do you need help losing weight and keeping it off? As a participant in UAB Weight Loss Medicine, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a UAB Weight Loss Medicine physician who will recommend an individualized weight loss plan tailored to your needs and preferences. The physician will manage your weight loss treatment with team members and other UAB...

4 Steps to Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Realities

Repost from UAB Medicine   Every year people are good at making resolutions, but they soon fail before the first month is complete. UAB Internist, Jane Jung, MD, says you can improve your chances of success by following these four steps: identify an attainable goal, specify a plan to reach it, give reasons why you want to fulfill the...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Recipes for Healthier Holidays

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Maintaining a healthy diet can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Portion control and a few modifications to classic holiday recipes can go a long way in keeping your sugar under control over the holidays. Here a few recipes you can try out in the coming holiday season: Country Style Green Beans 1. Place beans, turkey, onion, and...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

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The Market at Pepper Place

DETAILS WHERE: 2829 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: May 20, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) May 27, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 3, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 10, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 17, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jun 24, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 1, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 8, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 15, 2017: 7 am - 12 pm (Sat), Saturday, May 20 2017 - Saturday, July 15 2017 TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

The Market at Pepper Place brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham. Join us every Saturday, April - December, rain or shine! #LocalisBetter”.

Get Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Classes Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 4, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5 pm (Sun) Jul 2, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5 pm (Sun) Aug 6, 2017: 3:30 pm - 5 pm (Sun), Sunday, June 4 2017 - Sunday, August 6 2017 TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures

Classes will be held on the Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza on Sunday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to the class. Get Healthy on the Railroad, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, returns in 2017 to offer five healthy nutrition classes at Railroad Park. Classes will be led by area non-profits on...

Community Farms

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 19, 2017: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Mon) , Monday, June 19 2017 - Thursday, January 1 1970 TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

Join us at Hoover Public Library! Mt Laurel Farm's manager will discuss growing healthy communities through convenient fresh produce.

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Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue W Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of an old-fashioned farmers’ market and cooking with the very fresh and best produce and ingredients, then you must shop at the Alabama Farmers Market located at 344 Finley Avenue West in Jefferson County. Owned and managed by the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association, Alabama Farmers Market is both a...

Elizabeth M Parrish Daycare

DETAILS WHERE: 1696 Threadgill Road   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The facility is open Monday- Friday 5:00 am until 6:00 pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures, More, Additional Resources

If you are in need of a Christian based  daycare for your child or children EM Parrish has a wonderful setting.They offer a variety of services for you child or children. They offer flexible hour to all parents.  The age requirement is from birth-6 yrs old.

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

Mr. Johnny’s Garden & Gift Shop

DETAILS WHERE: 7 Claiborne Street   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

              Mr. Johnny's Garden & Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Mr. Johnny's offers farm raised fruit and vegetables. Mr. Johnny's is a great place to shop when you are looking for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and canned items as well. Also a small gift shop is...

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...

Urban Cookhouse Homewood Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 1604 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 9, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 16, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 23, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 30, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 6, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 13, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 20, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, healthy, free

Since June 2010, the Urban Cookhouse has hosted the farmer's markets. While featuring local vendors, live music, and kid-friendly activities, the Urban Cookhouse serves food made from locally sourced produce.  Every Saturday from June 18th to August 20th the market will be open at the former skateboard pad and Homewood Central Park.  

East Lake Market

East Lake Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday 8 am- 12 pm  from May 3 through October 11 at the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 78th Street South. You can get fresh produce from local farmers all summer long with East Lake Fresh Market Baskets. The items are all purchased from our local farmers and the selection will be whatever is currently in...

Body Changing

DETAILS WHERE: 1224 Old Springville Rd Birmingham, Alabama   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 10, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 17, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 24, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 31, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures

Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common obstacles, healthy recipes, encouragement, and successful tips.

The Beatrice Family and Friends Club

Do you want to drop a few pounds or just want to get in shape? These are a wonderful group of people to get in contact with. They do the walk and talk, low impact aerobics, zumba, and yoga. They are small in number but growing.  

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

EAMC’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center

East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) offers a variety of services to their patients living with diabetes. EAMC's Diabetes and Nutrition offers Diabetes Self-Management Training along with other services including Medical Nutrition Therapy, One on One Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling.

The NEW West Homewood Farmer’s Market

The farmers' market in West Homewood is switching it up this year! The market will no longer be open on Saturday mornings, but instead, it will be open on Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm during June and July and every 3rd Tuesday during August and September.

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

Montgomery State Farmer’s Market

The Montgomery State Farmer's Market is open to the public! It carries a wide range of fruits and vegetables. The market is located beside the Garriett Coliseum. This market is open Monday thru Sunday from 7am-5pm.

Grove Hill Farmer’s Market

Grove Hill Farmers Market is open to the public . They offer a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables they are locate across from CVS pharmacy. Their hours of operations are Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm

Big Unk’s Fresh Produce

Big Unk's Fresh Produce is always open to the public they offer a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables . Monday thru Sunday 7am-5pm They are located right beside the Winn Dixie grocery store.

Fairview Farmers Market

The Fair view farmers Market is open daily to the public. The market is located across from the Food Tiger grocery store. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Sunday 8am-5pm

East Wilcox County Farmers Market

The East Wilcox County Farmers Market is open seasonal from  June 25-Oct. 1. Find this Farmer's Market across from the Pineapple Health Center and head over on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  

Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce has a wide selection to choose from whether it fresh fruits and vegetables or just a garden plow or tiller. You name it Fresh Produce has what you need. They are located across from Marvin's Building & Tractor Supply. Their hours of operation are Monday thur Sunday 6am 6pm

Moton’s Farmers Market

Moton's Farmer's Market is located across from Travis Gas station. The Market is open  Monday thru Saturday call to check hours of service. Moton Farmer's Market has a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruit at an awesome price. Come and see us at Moton's  Farmer's Market you will not be disappointed.

Hopewell Youth Ministry

The Hopewell Youth Ministry Summer Feeding Program is seasonal open June thru August. Hours of service is  Monday to Thursday from 7a-3pm. This program is open to the public it is for the children ages 4-18.This program also offer a summer childcare program as well. The program will be responsible for your children durning that time.  

Jackson Farmer’s Market

Jackson Farmers Market located across from Dirt Cheap store. Their hours of operation are Tuesday 3pm-6pm

Mydiabetesconnect.com Easy Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies can make healthy snack or breakfast especially in the summer time. Shake things up and try these two delicious smoothie recipes!   Strawberry Smoothie:                                                                   Orange Smoothie: 1/2 cup plain or light strawberry yogurt                ...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

An easy chili recipe for those chilly days!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Easy Chili Recipe 1pound canned chicken (cut up into cube or strips) 1 large onion diced 1/2 cup frozen corn (optional) 1 can of beans (kidney, pinto, or black beans) 1 bell pepper diced 2 cups cooked tomato or 2 can( each 8oz) 1 packet of McCormick Chili seasoning or (2 teaspoon chili powder and 1teaspoon salt) 1/2 garlic clove or 1/2 teaspoon...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

4 Simple Tips For Healthier Tailgating

Football season is finally here. There is nothing more fun than tailgating with your friends and family.   Here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy tailgating this year while staying healthy:   1) Offer to bring something yourself. This way you will be guaranteed to have a healthy option available. Some good ideas are...

Hearty Lean Chili Recipe

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Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out: Hearty Lean Chili              Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g) Ingredients 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground turkey 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped bell peppers...

Healthy Fall Recipes

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Fall is finally here and I’m sure we are all excited to get out of the heat and enter into some cooler weather. Here are some healthy fall meals to keep you and your family happy this fall season: Slow Cooker Pork with Walnuts and Apples   (serves 8)         serving size- 4 ounces of meat                                      ...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

Shop smarter: Tips on buying healthier frozen foods

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We all know that it’s healthier to cook homemade meals. However, with a busy schedule, even people who enjoy cooking may find themselves in a time crunch from time to time. Frozen foods can be convenient in these moments, and while many frozen foods can be high in calories, fat, and sodium, not all frozen foods have to be off limits. If you are careful...

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUbD2tjE9F4 The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Participants meet together weekly as a small group to take small steps that lead to big changes! New Classes begin...

Start the Grill: Low sugar barbeque sauce

Good barbecue is pretty much a staple for many of us in the South. For me barbecue is only as good as the sauce, but many store-bought barbecue sauces are very high in sugar and pack a surprising amount of calories in a small serving.     For example, Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbeque Sauce has 16 grams (about 3 tsp) of sugar and 70...

How much sugar is in your sauce?

We all know that sweets contain a lot of sugar, but sugar is also hiding in a lot of processed savory foods. Foods like barbeque sauce, ketchup, canned soup and spaghetti sauce can pack a lot of sugar. I was surprised how much added sugar is in jarred spaghetti sauce. While tomatoes have some natural sugar in them, a lot of companies add extra sugar to...

Are you drinking your calories?

Are you drinking your calories? Many people don’t realize how much sugar and calories are in drinks. Drinks can easily add up to 1,000 calories a day which can cause us to gain weight. Soda, sport drinks, sweet tea, and even fruit juices all have sugar. One 20-ounce bottle of soda can add 240 calories and 13 teaspoons of sugar to your diet. Sports...

Urban Cookhouse Hosts 3 Farmer’s Markets

Urban Cookhouse, a local restaurant, will be managing three Farmer's Markets this summer in the Birmingham area. Check out these markets: Homewood Market: Every Saturday May 10th – August 9th (excluding Memorial Day weekend – May 24th) ∙ 8:00am-12:00pm ∙ Soho Parking Lot/Downtown Homewood (2850 19th St S, Homewood, AL 35209) Summit Market:...

West End Community Gardens

The mission of West End Community Gardens is "Growing Food, Growing Community." WE Gardens is located at the corner of 12th Street SW and McMillon Avenue. We are one block behind Urban Ministry, which is located on Cotton Avenue directly across the street from Hemphill Elementary School. Volunteer workdays and garden tours are Wednesdays and Saturdays,...

Norwood Learning Gardens

The goal of the Norwood Learning Gardens is not simply to create community gardens, but to create a culture of family gardening in a community setting. Each garden will be managed by one of four neighborhood volunteers, all of whom will have completed the Master Gardener program administered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. The Junior...

Eating Out: Tips for making healthier choices

Eating out can be fun and convenient, but it can also be difficult to stick to a healthy diet when dining at restaurants. The portion sizes are often larger than what we would eat for a meal at home and we don’t always have complete information about what is going into our food at restaurants. Here are some tips to help you make healthier choices when...

Farmers’ Markets: Eat healthier this spring with fresh, local produce

Farmers' markets and community gardens can be a great way to find local and low-cost fruit and vegetables to help you eat healthier. As spring returns, many of the farmers' markets will be re-opening soon! Here are few markets you may want to check out in the coming weeks: Pepper Place Saturday Market This lively market on 2nd Avenue South will be...

Add More Veggies into Your Diet for National Nutrition Month®

We are always being told to eat more vegetables. This is because vegetables have many benefits for our health. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to help control your carbohydrate and caloric intake, while still satisfying your hunger1. The...

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! SBA begins their 10-week annual competitions in mid-January. Whether you register for the competition or not, the SBA website offers...

20-minute meal: Easy seared and steamed fish

Many of us are intimidated by cooking fresh or frozen fish, but this simple technique from the UAB Windows into Wellness blog makes this healthy food both simple to prepare and delicious. Our own staff member, Rebecca Honaker tried out this recipe using frozen Tilapia filets. Tilapia is a great choice for those who don't prefer a strong fishy...

UAB Weight Loss Medicine

Do you need help losing weight and keeping it off? As a participant in UAB Weight Loss Medicine, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a UAB Weight Loss Medicine physician who will recommend an individualized weight loss plan tailored to your needs and preferences. The physician will manage your weight loss treatment with team members and other UAB...

4 Steps to Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Realities

Repost from UAB Medicine   Every year people are good at making resolutions, but they soon fail before the first month is complete. UAB Internist, Jane Jung, MD, says you can improve your chances of success by following these four steps: identify an attainable goal, specify a plan to reach it, give reasons why you want to fulfill the...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Recipes for Healthier Holidays

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Maintaining a healthy diet can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Portion control and a few modifications to classic holiday recipes can go a long way in keeping your sugar under control over the holidays. Here a few recipes you can try out in the coming holiday season: Country Style Green Beans 1. Place beans, turkey, onion, and...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

EAMC’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center

East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) offers a variety of services to their patients living with diabetes. EAMC's Diabetes and Nutrition offers Diabetes Self-Management Training along with other services including Medical Nutrition Therapy, One on One Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling.

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...