Our Approach

Direct Peer Education

How It Works

Program facilitators and Lay Leaders are trained to co-deliver Faithful Families’ Eating Smart and Moving More Lessons, which includes nine sessions on healthy eating and physical activity strategies, including nutrition, meal preparation and cooking, food safety, and increasing daily physical activity. The program also includes additional Chronic Disease Lessons, which focus on reducing risk of four chronic conditions. Through group discussions, recipe taste tests , and activities, individuals and families are encouraged to set goals to lead healthier lives. The curriculum also prompts discussions about changes that can be made in their organization and local community.

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Curriculum

Eating Smart and Moving More Lessons

The nine sessions focus on healthy eating and physical activity strategies for individual, family, and community health.

  • EATING SMART AT HOME
    • Plan: Know What’s for Dinner
    • Shop: Get the Best for Less
    • Show for Value, Check the Facts
    • Fix It Fast, Eat at Home
    • Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables
    • Fix It Safe
  • EATING SMART ON THE RUN
    • Making Smart Drink Choices
  • MOVING MORE, EVERY DAY, EVERYWHERE, WATCHING LESS
    • Chosing to Move More Throughout the Day
  • FAITH AND HEALTH CONNECTION
    • Making the Connection
The lessons include:
  • Lay Leader Training Guide
  • PowerPoint presentations and script for each lesson
  • Recipes and taste tests for each lesson, including videos of food demonstration
  • Social media posts to encourage recruitment, engagement, and retention of participants
  • Participant handouts for each lesson
  • Guides for Nutrition Education, including a Farmers’ Market Tour Guide, and Grocery Store Tour Guide
  • Program planning materials
  • Evaluation tools
  • And more!

View a sample lesson: Plan: Know What’s for Dinner.


Chronic Disease Lessons

The Chronic Disease Lessons are delivered after Eating Smart and Moving More lessons. These lessons follow the same format and contains strategies for reducing risk of four prevalent chronic conditions.

  • YOU CAN MANAGE HYPERTENSION
  • YOU CAN PREVENT DIABETES
  • YOU CAN MANAGE DIABETES
  • YOU CAN REDUCE CANCER RISKS
The lessons include:
  • Lay Leader Training Guide
  • PowerPoint presentations and script for each lesson
  • Recipes and taste tests in each lesson, including videos of food demonstration
  • Social media posts to encourage recruitment, engagement, and retention of participants
  • Participant handouts for each lesson
  • And more!

View a sample lesson: You Can Reduce Cancer Risks

Cooking with Faithful Families

In addition to information provided in our lessons, Cooking with Faithful Families contains many more recipes, cooking tips, and food safety tips.

Faithful Families in Spanish

The Eating Smart and Moving More Lesson materials are available in Spanish.


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*Pricing list does not apply to North Carolina programs. For more information, contact Julia Yao @ jyao4@ncsu.edu