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  Note: This post was originally posted on the Voices into Action website. by Annie Hardison-Moody In each of the counties where Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health Project works, organizations and county residents have talked about how important food pantries are to their communities.  Given the recent economic downturn, coupled with cuts to… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson With Easter around the corner (April 20th) my thoughts go to chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs.  I have happy memories of waking up on Easter morning and running downstairs to find a basket full of both.   I gobbled them up and never once thought about the sugar in the… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Have you ever wondered what ‘no carbs!’, ‘lite!’, ‘sugar-free!’ or gluten-free!’ meant during your grocery shopping? If so, you are not alone. Most of the packaged foods we buy have some of these labels and it is important to learn about what these labels actually mean.

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo I love to eat bread in different forms: whole, sliced, white, or wheat. However, I am always very particular about the ingredients, and try to buy whole wheat or whole grain bread when I can. When you find yourself thinking about  what kind of bread to buy, think of trying… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo February is National Canned Food Month, so this is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of canned foods!  With many Americans striving to stay healthy by eating smart, they are also looking for various ways to shop wisely by buying healthy and affordable foods.

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to eating foods that boost heart health, avocados should definitely come to mind. Until recently, I preferred to use them for facials instead of eating them, because they often did not sit well with me when I consumed them alone. So, in order to boost my potassium… Read more »

  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 »