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The 2018 national call schedule is here!  Please mark the following dates and times on your calendar:   January 22, 2018 – 11:30am – 1:00pm EST  Led by Rev. James Kenady, Faith-Base Program Coordinator, UIC Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Systems… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Dr. Carolyn Dunn Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to cozy up with a warm pumpkin spice latte!  Instead of using up your calories for the day on a sugar-heavy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, try this one instead and save on cash too.  Here is a recipe for… Read more »

Fall is one of our favorite seasons. The air is cooler, the days feel shorter, and there’s pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, and low in calories.

  Guest Writer: Madi Johnson The Holiday Challenge is here! This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season.  While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join the… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Lareissa Stumm   Close your eyes and imagine with me for a minute. Are you ready?  Eyes closed?  Okay, good. Now, imagine waking up on Monday morning refreshed and ready for a new week.  (Remember, you’re imagining– so this is completely realistic!) You have all the ambition in the world and you… Read more »

  This month we’ve been focusing one MED instead of MEDS.  We started the month with a webinar where Faithful Families facilitators learned how to adapt and modify Faithful Families recipes for different tastes and audiences.  In addition to adapting and modifying recipes, facilitators also learned about new resources and recipes from the Mediterranean-style of eating.… Read more »

  Our August webinar, Med Instead of Meds: Recipe Adaptations for Faithful Families, is now available in our webinar archive! Check out the webinar, along with presentation slides and helpful resources and tools.

  Faithful Families is proud to have partners across the country who are implementing the program with their faith communities.  One such partner, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension EFNEP, shared a collection of participant stories and testimonials.  Take a look at these inspiring stories!

  Micro Original Freewill Baptist Chuch is located in the small farming community of Micro, North Carolina.  The church’s mission is to “reach out to members, potential members and website visitors, and help them grow spiritually by providing resources that work in conjunction with our church services and outreach ministries.”  The church has multiple youth… Read more »

  The weather is getting warmer, the kids are home for the summer, and you find yourself looking for pool noodles and beach balls.  Yup, it’s finally that glorious time of year when the great outdoors becomes everyone’s playground!  With summer officially in full gear, let’s share some fun physical activities that you can do with family,… Read more »