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  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Just recently, the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (ADN), chose August as ‘Kids Eat Right’ month. The purpose of this month-long observation is to highlight the efforts of many people in various communities and organizations to battle child obesity and implement child-friendly healthy initiatives. In this respect, I will highlight… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo National Farmers’ Market Week spans from August 3 to August 9. This is a great opportunity to learn more about local produce and home grown foods. More so, wouldn’t it be nice to get to know our hardworking local farmers who are working behind the scenes to bring these fresh… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo In the summer, there are a lot of food opportunities at the local farmer’s markets, such as learning more about what is in season and getting to know, taste, and enjoy the exotic fruits that the local farmers sell at the markets. Shopping at a farmer’s market helps to support… Read more »

  Most of us already know what toppings to add to a pizza to make it healthier, but have you ever thought about the crust. To make healthier pizza crusts, try:

  I am having to face facts, whether I like it or not, I am getting older and I need to add a fresh dimension to my exercise routine. I know you don’t have to join a gym, train for a 5K, or buy expensive gear, but I have found a great way to motivate yourself is… Read more »

                Being physically active has long-term results. What you do right now does have an effect on your future. Including time in your life for physical activity is not just something to do when you want to lose weight. There are so many other wonderful benefits. I found… Read more »

  Do you want to learn more about what North Carolina faith communities are doing to promote physical activity?  If yes, check out the newly released North Carolina Faith-based Organization Facility Use Assessment Report and Executive Summary. The Assessment was conducted through a partnership between Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More, N.C. Council of Churches:… Read more »

  The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was recently featured at a Centennial Celebration for North Carolina Cooperative Extension!  We are proud to share this video, which highlights some of the great work of our partners in Wake County, including Kristin Larson, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Associate, and leaders at… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Word has spread far and wide regarding the Faithful Families classes at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR). Since the classes started in February 2013, the number of women partaking in the classes has increased even though the number of women for each class session varies from 3 to 15.

May 21, 2014 by Maryam Funmilayo I had the opportunity to take some women and children from the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR), on a farmer’s market tour on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Along with the group was Lindsey Schwartz, a graduate student in Public Health at Campbell University.   We are working on piloting a… Read more »