“When the viruses come, as they do from time to time, we rediscover the relevance of old ideas, such as public health and communities of compassion. The coming months will bring seasons of alarm and inappropriate comfort, as we think we’ve got it under control and then alarm again. We will live because of our… Read more »
Are you, or do you know, someone who could benefit from a FREE 12-month program that can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes? Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is an online 12-month CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program. The program was created using proven strategies to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Key concepts include planning,… Read more »
If your faith community is in need of funding support for supplies, outreach efforts, or educational events you would like to do between now and June 29, 2019, the Cancer Prevention and Control Branch, N.C. can help!
With the recent hurricane in North Carolina, our minds and hearts are with all those who suffered, and are still suffering, through the aftermath. The days and weeks after a disaster can be hard. Everyone who sees, hears about, or experiences the disaster, is affected in some way. It is natural to worry about your… Read more »
Happy New Year, everybody! Can you believe we are halfway through January? One thing to look forward to in February is celebrating Heart Health Month. Our partners in the Cancer Control and Prevention Branch and WISEWOMAN Program developed the Go Red Toolkit for communities of faith. You and your faith community can participate in Heart… 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 »
The weather is getting warmer, the kids are home for the summer, and you find yourself looking for pool noodles and beach balls. Yup, it’s finally that glorious time of year when the great outdoors becomes everyone’s playground! With summer officially in full gear, let’s share some fun physical activities that you can do with family,… Read more »
It’s our first Journal Dive, where we jump into published studies on faith & health and fish out the important findings to share with you all! Does your faith help you live healthier? Can your faith help you eat better? Exercise more? Lessen stress? Faithful Families will explore these questions and see what the research is telling 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 »
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 »