Tag: North Carolina

  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 »

  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: 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: 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 »

  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. Please follow and like us:

  by Annie Hardison-Moody Thanks to the hard work of Faithful Families facilitators and faith communities across North Carolina, we have been featured in some local and national publications recently.  Check out our latest news: Please follow and like us:

  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 »