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 »
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 »
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.