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 »
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 »
Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson NOTE: This was originally posted by Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health Project Warmer weather and more daylight makes May a great month to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, as proclaimed by President Obama. As part of the proclamation, the President said, “I call upon the people… Read more »
This was originally posted on the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s website. I know from the guidance on ChooseMyPlate.gov, we should aim to make at least half our plates fruits and vegetables. But when I hear that, I wonder how I can make that happen with my limited food budget. Fruits and… Read more »
Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson With Easter around the corner (April 20th) my thoughts go to chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs. I have happy memories of waking up on Easter morning and running downstairs to find a basket full of both. I gobbled them up and never once thought about the sugar in the… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Have you ever wondered what ‘no carbs!’, ‘lite!’, ‘sugar-free!’ or gluten-free!’ meant during your grocery shopping? If so, you are not alone. Most of the packaged foods we buy have some of these labels and it is important to learn about what these labels actually mean.
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo February is National Canned Food Month, so this is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of canned foods! With many Americans striving to stay healthy by eating smart, they are also looking for various ways to shop wisely by buying healthy and affordable foods.
Faithful Families would like to learn about the use of North Carolina congregations’ facilities by outside groups and individuals through a Faith Community Facility Use Agreement Survey. Findings from this survey will help our staff and community partners – Voices into Action, North Carolina Council of Churches Partners in Health and Wholeness, and the NC Division… Read more »
Earlier this month, Dr. Ben Chapman, Food Safety Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences at NC State University, posted an infosheet about food safety and faith community fundraisers at Food Myths and Memes. This is an important topic, given the recent salmonella outbreak at a church… Read more »