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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2016 Faithful Families Summit


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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