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  by Annie Hardison-Moody When two members of Mount Peace Baptist Church (Mount Peace) passed away from diseases related to cardiovascular issues, Pastor J. Vincent Terry knew he had to do something.  Mount Peace had been on a path to wellness for several months, beginning with a small group of leaders who launched a research project… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The kick-off day for the Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) was February 9, 2013. With seven participants at the beginning, excluding the Women’s Committee leadership and lay leaders, the class of all women was filled with so much excitement.

  Guest Writer: Heidi Smith New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton Township, New Jersey was recently selected by the New Jersey State Department of Health to receive a Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More grant to begin a new health ministry!  Only four faith based organizations in the state were selected in the… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Erin Roberts In Granville County, approximately 35.8% residents are obese.  To address this issue, NC Cooperative Extension partnered with Cornerstone Christian Community Church in Oxford to deliver a Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More series to parents with young children.  One participant in particular, named JT, made several positive changes for her… Read more »

  by Annie Hardison-Moody We took some video during the First Lady’s remarks at the recent Let’s Move faith and community partners meeting at the White House.

  Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson Good news from the folks at the USDA about the SuperTracker!  Back in January, I encouraged you to use the food and activity tracker at www.choosemyplate.gov   on a post at Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health project’s website.

  We wanted to let you know about a few exciting mini-grant opportunities for North Carolina faith communities.  Consider applying for these funds to improve the policies, practices and environments in your faith community to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

  by Annie Hardison-Moody It was such an honor to be invited to the White House, along with Dr. Sarah Bowen, the Project Director for Voices into Action: The families, food and health project for a meeting of Let’s Move faith and community partners.  In addition to hearing from the First Lady (videos to be… Read more »

  by Annie Hardison-Moody Thanks to the hard work of Faithful Families facilitators and faith communities across North Carolina, we have been featured in some local and national publications recently.  Check out our latest news:

  Guest Writer: Erin Roberts Two major contributions to excessive weight gain are consuming too many soft drinks and lack of physical activity.  To focus on combating this problem, NC Cooperative Extension collaborated with Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church in Oxford to deliver an EFNEP/Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More series to parents and grandparents… Read more »