Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo February is National Canned Food Month, so this is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of canned foods! With many Americans striving to stay healthy by eating smart, they are also looking for various ways to shop wisely by buying healthy and affordable foods.
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to eating foods that boost heart health, avocados should definitely come to mind. Until recently, I preferred to use them for facials instead of eating them, because they often did not sit well with me when I consumed them alone. So, in order to boost my potassium… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was launched at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) on February 9, 2013. The popularity of the classes has grown and attracted many women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Although the number of participants in each class varies, the interest and word… Read more »
Guest Writer: Kristin Larson Did you know beets are in season in North Carolina from October to December? Why not visit your local farmer’s market or produce stand to try some beets! This recipe is a delicious way to add more nutrition to your dessert. Enjoy!
by Annie Hardison-Moody Faithful Families is excited to partner with Voices into Action: The families, food and health project in Harnett, Lee and Wake counties in North Carolina. One of the goals of the Harnett Voices into Action: Empowering and Serving Harnett County Through the Families, Food, and Health Project committee has been to bring nutrition education,… Read more »
Guest Writer: Heidi Smith New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton, NJ invited the community to have a “hands on ” lesson on container gardening recently. In May of 2013, we planted peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers. As they grew outside in the church yard, different participants enjoyed tending to them. We finished the… Read more »
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: Erin Roberts We all know that fruit is super important for our health. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to eat at least 2 cups of fruit daily, but summer is quickly approaching and there is an abundance of fresh fruit available! Making a fruit pizza for you and your family is… 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.