Whether you live in Midfield or Mountain Brook, you should be seeing some new information on the shelves of Piggly Wiggly stores, along with the price of your favorite foods. The source? UAB EatRight Nutrition Guidance System, funded as part of a collaboration with the Community Foundation to help people lead healthy lives.
With recipe cards and labels pointing out fresh fruits and vegetables, EatRight by UAB provides support for healthy choices, right there in the supermarket aisle. Instead of pointing out what you should not eat, the colorful labels use a white fork on a green background to designate foods you should eat more often.
We already knew that improving nutrition and access to healthy food was a good strategy for the health result that our community wants. Our grant of $75,000 over two years to the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences was supported by Community Funds as well as two Giving Together donors looking for an opportunity to make a difference.
Watch for more stories about opportunities that generous Advised Fund donors have enjoyed as they combine their charitable gifts with grants from the Community Foundation. These opportunities are open to anyone who wants to make a gift through our Donate Now button — just choose the Result you want to support from the drop-down menu on that page.
We invite you to explore our website for more details on the four Results that frame our grant strategy or contact James McCrary or Kathryn Corey on our staff to find out more about the EatRight grant. In 2011, Community Foundation donors made gifts totaling more than $950,000 to support the Results Framework.