In partnership with many local partners and Cooperative Extension agents, who distributed the survey across the state, NC State University researchers carried out a COVID-19 Food Security and Health Behaviors Survey this spring.  We are excited to share the important preliminary results of this survey, which can help to inform next steps in planning a… Read more »

Shoutout to Kennethra Price for her amazing success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! Kennethra joined us from Rocky Mount, NC as an individual participant, and although she competed as an individual, her faith helped keep her going!  Reminiscing about her experience, Kennethra explained, “I connected this challenge to my faith of never giving up. With… Read more »

This week we’re excited to highlight His Perfect Love Ministries for their amazing success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! These wonderful ladies are from Wingate, NC. and participated in the Walking Challenge as the House of Pearls team!  The women would start their day with their daily walk on a long driveway.  The Virtual Walking… Read more »

Dear Faithful Families Community – George Floyd’s final words, “I can’t breathe,” are resounding in communities throughout the United States.  The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black people in our country – in the midst of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted people of color – have sparked… Read more »

“When the viruses come, as they do from time to time, we rediscover the relevance of old ideas, such as public health and communities of compassion. The coming months will bring seasons of alarm and inappropriate comfort, as we think we’ve got it under control and then alarm again. We will live because of our… Read more »

We love learning more about each effort made to eat healthier foods, increase physical activity, and reduce chronic disease.  We’re so proud of all our faith communities and the work that they’re doing! Today, we’re focusing on the amazing progress being made in Robeson County. According to the 2015 State of County Health Report, 4… Read more »

Today, we’re excited to learn more about the Nebraska Extension and their work with Faithful Families! In Omaha, Bethesda Temple Seven Day Adventist Church participated in the Faithful Families Thriving Community program.  The church was eager to be part of the program and the pastor successfully recruited four lay leaders from the church to help… Read more »

Today, we’d like to highlight the wonderful things that NC State Extension is doing to support communities of faith in Halifax County! As a result of the designation as a Healthy Places for Healthy People community in 2018, the Town of Weldon worked with several partners to develop an action plan for improving health.  This… Read more »

Today, we’re here to highlight the wonderful work that NC State Extension is doing in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina! During the months of April and May 2019, Augusta Washington, Program Educator for the Cooperative Extension, started to teach a Faithful Families course on Wednesday evenings at the local Baptist church in Mecklenburg County. Twenty-five adult… Read more »

Today, we’d like to turn our attention to the University of Kentucky Extension to learn more about what they’ve done and the successes that they’ve experienced! Alivia Faris (County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education at the University of Kentucky Extension) started a Faithful Families program in Louisa, KY. Faris commented, “The program has… Read more »