Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson NOTE: This was originally posted by Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health Project Warmer weather and more daylight makes May a great month to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, as proclaimed by President Obama. As part of the proclamation, the President said, “I call upon the people… Read more »
This was originally posted on the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s website. I know from the guidance on ChooseMyPlate.gov, we should aim to make at least half our plates fruits and vegetables. But when I hear that, I wonder how I can make that happen with my limited food budget. Fruits and… Read more »
Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson With Easter around the corner (April 20th) my thoughts go to chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs. I have happy memories of waking up on Easter morning and running downstairs to find a basket full of both. I gobbled them up and never once thought about the sugar in the… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Have you ever wondered what ‘no carbs!’, ‘lite!’, ‘sugar-free!’ or gluten-free!’ meant during your grocery shopping? If so, you are not alone. Most of the packaged foods we buy have some of these labels and it is important to learn about what these labels actually mean.
Faithful Families would like to learn about the use of North Carolina congregations’ facilities by outside groups and individuals through a Faith Community Facility Use Agreement Survey. Findings from this survey will help our staff and community partners – Voices into Action, North Carolina Council of Churches Partners in Health and Wholeness, and the NC Division… Read more »
by Annie Hardison-Moody Last week I spoke on a panel at the 3rd Annual Shaw University Health Disparities Conference. It was a great conference with excellent speakers, many of whom talked about their work in faith and health promotion. It was wonderful to talk with others about Faithful Families and about the work they are… Read more »
If you have been checking our Facebook, Twitter, or website, you know that Faithful Families is going through an exciting change! We are in the process of updating our curriculum to include information about how to connect with us through social media, how to promote local produce and growers, and to ensure that our… Read more »
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 »
Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson Good news from the folks at the USDA about the SuperTracker! Back in January, I encouraged you to use the food and activity tracker at www.choosemyplate.gov on a post at Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health project’s website.