November 10, 2017
Our November webinar, Building Partnerships to Support Faithful Families, is now available in our webinar archive! Check out the webinar, along with presentation slides and helpful resources and tools.
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Systems
October 26, 2017
By Dr. Carolyn Dunn
Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to cozy up with a warm pumpkin spice latte! Instead of using up your calories for the day on a sugar-heavy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, try this one instead and save on cash too. Here is a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice latte from Natalie Hodson (she also has a how-to video)… enjoy!
Fall is one of our favorite seasons. The air is cooler, the days feel shorter, and there’s pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, and low in calories. Whether fresh or canned pumpkin puree, it’s versatility makes it a great addition to any recipe. Check out one of our favorite recipes from our friends at foodhero.org!
October 6, 2017
By Madi Johnson
The Holiday Challenge is here! This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join the 11th annual Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season. Continue reading
September 28, 2017
By Lareissa Stumm
Close your eyes and imagine with me for a minute. Are you ready? Eyes closed? Okay, good.
Now, imagine waking up on Monday morning refreshed and ready for a new week. (Remember, you’re imagining– so this is completely realistic!)
You have all the ambition in the world and you look at your peacefully sleeping kids and make a resolve to do everything you can for their health and happiness. (Yes, in your imagination, your kids are still asleep and they are the perfect, angelic little children that you always knew you would have. Wink wink)!
With this new ambition, what would you do to encourage your child down the road of healthy living?
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. We decided to give that a try with one of the delicious recipes – here is our Cucumber Apple Slaw!
July 24, 2017
Faithful Families is proud to have partners across the country who are implementing the program with their faith communities. One such partner, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension EFNEP, shared a collection of participant stories and testimonials. Take a look at these inspiring stories!
July 21, 2017
Micro Original Freewill Baptist Chuch is located in the small farming community of Micro, North Carolina. The church’s mission is to “reach out to members, potential members and website visitors, and help them grow spiritually by providing resources that work in conjunction with our church services and outreach ministries.” The church has multiple youth organizations, adult organizations, and provides a healthy allotment of bible study, sermons, and activities each month. Micro Original Freewill Baptist Church is also affiliated with The Richard & Carolyn Hinnant Community Outreach Center, which is dedicated to providing services for the extended Micro community as a ministry of the church.