Tag: eat smart

  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. Please follow and like us:

  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! Please follow and like us:

Guest Writer: Lareissa Stumm When I think back over the last year and try to pinpoint the most stressful part of my day, it is often DINNERTIME.  I commonly hear my young kids ask the question, “Mom?  What’s for dinner?”  My mood, no matter what it was before this question, immediately plummets to the floor as I look at the time, look in… Read more »

A farmers’ market tour is such a great way to introduce folks to a variety of local fruits and vegetables, while also reinforcing messaging about healthy eating! Please follow and like us:

On September 8th the NC Division of Public Health and Extension at NC State University held the 2016 Faithful Families Summit, at the Crabtree Marriot in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly 200 North Carolina and national Faithful Families partners met that day with a shared goal of creating lasting changes to support healthy eating and physical… Read more »