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  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 »

  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 »