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  Guest Wirter: Melissa Buckner Over the last three years, the focus of Eat Smart Move More Colleton County (ESMMCC) in South Carolina has been the Let’s Go Healthy Community project.  “Let’s Go!” is a comprehensive, sustainable action plan to combat childhood obesity by improving the community’s access to healthy food and physical activity. The… Read more »

  Mount Peace Baptist Church in Southeast Raleigh had been on a path to wellness for several months, beginning with a small group of leaders who launched a research project to learn more about childhood obesity.  The Faithful Five, a group of women leaders, conducted a Photo Voice project to hear stories about the issue,… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Triangle Health Fair took place at the Method Road Community Park Center on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10am to 3pm. I had a booth set up to represent Faithful Families. More than 400 local residents attended the health fair to receive free medical and health services including blood… Read more »

  Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches to develop partnerships with faith communities to promote health for all members.  In addition to connecting faith communities with valuable health resources, PHW certifies congregations at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to recognize them for the work they… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson I have a recipe for a delicious Strawberry and Spinach Salad.  Since we can find strawberries year round in the grocery store, I make this salad year round.  But it is really good this time of year when fresh strawberries are plentiful.  Find local farmer’s markets in North Carolina by… Read more »

  The Faithful Families curriculum is based on the North Carolina North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)’s Families Eating Smart and Moving More Curriculum. Our partners at NC EFNEP have a new website and Facebook page!  Check it out for recipes, tips and videos to help you and your family to eat healthier foods and be… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Erin Roberts We all know that fruit is super important for our health.  Sometimes, it can be a challenge to eat at least 2 cups of fruit daily, but summer is quickly approaching and there is an abundance of fresh fruit available! Making a fruit pizza for you and your family is… Read more »

  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 »