Tag: move more

  As February approaches, now’s your chance to celebrate Heart Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US, but it can often be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their condition. Our partners in the Cancer Control and Prevention Branch and WISEWOMAN Program developed the Go Red Toolkit for… Read more »

  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 »

  Back in early May, Faithful Families attended Resourceful Communities‘ Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Convening, which brought together folks from all across North Carolina to share resources, build skills, and strengthen HEAL programs. We walked away from the workshop with an amazing list of resources and tools for church communities. Justine Post, Faith &… Read more »

  The new Faithful Families Walking Challenge is a great way to encourage everyone in your faith community to increase physical activity by walking more every day. It is meant to be EASY, MOTIVATING, and FUN! Please follow and like us:

  Have you ever had a bike tire go flat with no quick and easy way to repair it?  Wouldn’t it be great to have a bike repair station readily available and accessible in your community?  We have a solution.  The NC Division of Public Health and NC Cooperative Extension are partnering to provide Bike… Read more »

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 »

  We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Faithful Families Summit in 2016!  We hope that you all can join us.  The summit will feature two special guests, officials from The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This office builds bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Hannah Field Winter is quite a busy time for a lot of people. Winter holidays are joy-filled, but they can also be very stressful. Add to that the stress of jobs and school, which are often at their peak during winter, and it can be difficult to set aside time for healthy… Read more »

  Guest Writer: Lorelei Jones When you think about a special Valentine’s Day celebration, what comes to your mind first?  Was it the chocolate or the dinner?  Probably not.  It was more likely a sweet message from a dear friend or family member, a simple note, a kind gesture, or a fond memory of time… Read more »

  Dawn Wilde Burgess, Community Health Promotion Supervisor with Macon County, NC has been busy developing an promoting a successful Faithful Families program.  Macon County Public Health worked with Holly Springs Baptist Church and other faith communities to implement the program, with assistance from the Community Transformation Grant program in their region.  They were met… Read more »