Success Stories

  Guest Wirter: Melissa Buckner Over the last three years, the focus of Eat Smart Move More Colleton County (ESMMCC) in South Carolina has been the Let’s Go Healthy Community project.  “Let’s Go!” is a comprehensive, sustainable action plan to combat childhood obesity by improving the community’s access to healthy food and physical activity. The… Read more »

  Mount Peace Baptist Church in Southeast Raleigh had been on a path to wellness for several months, beginning with a small group of leaders who launched a research project to learn more about childhood obesity.  The Faithful Five, a group of women leaders, conducted a Photo Voice project to hear stories about the issue,… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Triangle Health Fair took place at the Method Road Community Park Center on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10am to 3pm. I had a booth set up to represent Faithful Families. More than 400 local residents attended the health fair to receive free medical and health services including blood… Read more »

  Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches to develop partnerships with faith communities to promote health for all members.  In addition to connecting faith communities with valuable health resources, PHW certifies congregations at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to recognize them for the work they… 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. Please… Read more »

  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 »

  by Annie Hardison-Moody We took some video during the First Lady’s remarks at the recent Let’s Move faith and community partners meeting at the White House. Please follow and like us:

  by Annie Hardison-Moody It was such an honor to be invited to the White House, along with Dr. Sarah Bowen, the Project Director for Voices into Action: The families, food and health project for a meeting of Let’s Move faith and community partners.  In addition to hearing from the First Lady (videos to be… Read more »