Test Kitchen: Cucumber Apple Slaw

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!

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Healthy commitments in Micro

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. 

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Your Summer Checklist

June 29, 2017

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, friends, and your faith community.  We will also go over some important ways to stay safe in the sun and water.  Ready to add to your summer checklist?

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Dive into Faith and Health

June 22, 2017

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.

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Know What’s for Dinner, Everyday

June 15, 2017
By 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 my fridge, gauge my energy level… and then frantically answer, “I don’t know yet…”.  If this situation sounds at all familiar to you, then this Faithful Families lesson was written for YOU!

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Making the Most of Church Resources

June 8, 2016

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 & Food Coordinator, described innovative ideas of how churches can make the most of their resources to support policy, structural, and environmental changes (PSE) and healthy living. With her blessing, we would like to share them with you!

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Test Kitchen: Summer Corn Salsa

June 1, 2017

It’s officially National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! To celebrate, we have been testing different versions of corn salsa in search of that delicious bite of fresh, sweet, and tart. Y’know, the flavors that remind you of summer BBQs and bright, sunny days spent outdoors. This version of Summer Corn Salsa has even more sweetness, with fresh strawberries tossed into the mix to round out the “fruit” in National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. We won’t say it’s the best version there is, but it is pretty darn good!

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