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  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was launched at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) on February 9, 2013. The popularity of the classes has grown and attracted many women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Although the number of participants in each class varies, the interest and word… Read more »

  Faithful Families would like to learn about the use of North Carolina congregations’ facilities by outside groups and individuals through a Faith Community Facility Use Agreement Survey. Findings from this survey will help our staff and community partners – Voices into Action, North Carolina Council of Churches Partners in Health and Wholeness, and the NC Division… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Kristin Larson Did you know beets are in season in North Carolina from October to December?  Why not visit your local farmer’s market or produce stand to try some beets!  This recipe is a delicious way to add more nutrition to your dessert.  Enjoy!

  Earlier this month, Dr. Ben Chapman, Food Safety Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences at NC State University, posted an infosheet about food safety and faith community fundraisers at Food Myths and Memes.  This is an important topic, given the recent salmonella outbreak at a church… Read more »

  We are excited to announce the launch of our updated Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More curriculum in January of 2014.  We will also be holding two upcoming trainings for the program, in Winston-Salem and Greenville, NC for Extension and Health Department staff in North Carolina.

  by Annie Hardison-Moody Last week I spoke on a panel at the 3rd Annual Shaw University Health Disparities Conference. It was a great conference with excellent speakers, many of whom talked about their work in faith and health promotion.  It was wonderful to talk with others about Faithful Families and about the work they are… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson We all know the importance of adding activity to your day.  It could be as easy as going for a walk or playing Frisbee with your children.  I like doing 5Ks and find it motivating to sign up for races in the future and then training for them.  The registration… Read more »

  If you have been checking our Facebook, Twitter, or website, you know that Faithful Families is going through an exciting change!  We are in the process of updating our curriculum to include information about how to connect with us through social media, how to promote local produce and growers, and to ensure that our… Read more »

by Annie Hardison-Moody Faithful Families is excited to partner with Voices into Action: The families, food and health project in Harnett, Lee and Wake counties in North Carolina.  One of the goals of the Harnett Voices into Action: Empowering and Serving Harnett County Through the Families, Food, and Health Project committee has been to bring nutrition education,… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Heidi Smith New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton, NJ invited the community to have a “hands on ” lesson on container gardening recently.  In May of 2013, we planted peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  As they grew outside in the church yard, different participants enjoyed tending to them.  We finished the… Read more »