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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2016 Faithful Families Summit

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On September 8th the NC Division of Public Health and Extension at NC State University held the 2016 Faithful Families Summit, at the Crabtree Marriot in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly 200 North Carolina and national Faithful Families partners met that day with a shared goal of creating lasting changes to support healthy eating and physical activity in faith communities.

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National Empanada Day!

April 8, 2016

by Hannah Field

Today is National Empanada Day! Empanadas are widely found in Central and South America. They are pockets of dough stuffed with meats, veggies, beans, cheeses, and sometimes eggs and raisins! You can even make dessert empanadas with a variety of fillings. The name comes from the Spanish verb “empanar,” meaning “to wrap or coat in bread.”

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We’ve Got the Beets

I never thought I liked beets as a kid, but when I got a bit older I tried them again and they became a favorite vegetable. Beets do take about an hour to roast, so consider making them on the weekend for meal prep ahead, or on a weeknight you have a bit more time. You could buy them at the farmer’s market or grocery store, roast them, chop them up, and use them in recipes all week long! I absolutely love using one ingredient multiple times, especially when it is something as filling and delicious as beets.

This recipe would make an excellent side to a variety of main dishes. Enjoy!

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Faithful Families 2016 Summit – Register Now!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Faithful Families Summit in 2016!  We hope that you all can join us.  The summit will feature two special guests, officials from The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This office builds bridges between the federal government and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to better serve Americans in need.

We are excited to welcome two Directors of the Centers for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Acacia Bamberg Salatti, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Norah Deluhery, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Learn more about the summit, including how to register below.  Hope to see you in May!

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Faithful Families Webinar Schedule – 2016

February 8, 2016

We are excited to announce that on a quarterly basis, the Faithful Families team will be hosting a series of webinars on topics that relate to your work with Faithful Families. Please be sure to mark your calendars and register for the webinars using the links below. These webinars are open to facilitators in North Carolina, as well as our partners out of state.

Please note that there are different registration links for NC Extension employees and non-NC Extension employees.

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Healthful Habits During Winter Months: Moving More!

January 21, 2016

by Hannah Field

Winter is quite a busy time for a lot of people. Winter holidays are joy-filled, but they can also be very stressful. Add to that the stress of jobs and school, which are often at their peak during winter, and it can be difficult to set aside time for healthy habits. Cooking nutritious foods, exercising, and getting enough sleep are often the first things to go when we are stressed, but they shouldn’t be! These healthful habits give us the energy we need to tackle all that we need to do.

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