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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Success Story in Edgecombe County

St. Luke Church of Christ, Princeville

April 13, 2017

Yvonne Murphy, Program Associate with the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) partnered with St. Luke Church of Christ in Princeville to carry out a vibrant Faithful Families program in partnership with the wellness committee at the church. Through this curriculum, participants are challenged to make positive changes to achieve good nutrition and health, increase physical activity, control portion sizes, practice food resource management skills, practice food safety in preparation and practice safe storage and handling of food.

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Bike Fixtation Application Now Open

Have you ever had a bike tire go flat with no quick and easy way to repair it?  Wouldn’t it be great to have a bike repair station readily available and accessible in your community?  We have a solution.  The NC Division of Public Health and NC Cooperative Extension are partnering to provide Bike Fixtations to North Carolina faith communities.   Bike Fixtations are outdoor self-service bike repair stations that can be used to inflate tires or repair a flat.  This exciting opportunity will help faith communities promote and increase physical activity.

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2017 Webinar Calendar

On a quarterly basis, the Faithful Families team hosts a series of webinars on topics that relate to your work with Faithful Families. Faithful Families webinars are provided for anyone who is implementing the Faithful Families program, to enhance their learning and expand their programming reach. Be sure to mark your calendars and register for the webinars using the links below.  **NOTE – All registrants (agents included) will use the links listed for registration.  Agents participating will be counted in LMS as well.  If you registered for one of these webinars prior to February 17, please re-register below.**  These webinars are open to facilitators in North Carolina, as well as our partners out of state.

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