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 »
The Faithful Families curriculum is based on the North Carolina North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)’s Families Eating Smart and Moving More Curriculum. Our partners at NC EFNEP have a new website and Facebook page! Check it out for recipes, tips and videos to help you and your family to eat healthier foods and be… 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: 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 »
We wanted to let you know about a few exciting mini-grant opportunities for North Carolina faith communities. Consider applying for these funds to improve the policies, practices and environments in your faith community to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Guest Writer: Erin Roberts Two major contributions to excessive weight gain are consuming too many soft drinks and lack of physical activity. To focus on combating this problem, NC Cooperative Extension collaborated with Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church in Oxford to deliver an EFNEP/Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More series to parents and grandparents… Read more »