Tag Archives: physical activity

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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ESMM Holiday Challenge is HERE!

Worried holiday weight gain will weigh you down?

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 might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.

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Faithful Families: An Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Strategy

September 9, 2015

by Vimie Magsino

In 2014, the North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) was awarded Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (ODHDSP) funding for the implementation of population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and the reduction of related health disparities among adults. This award will be administered by the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch, housed within the Chronic Disease and Injury Section of DPH.

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Make Valentine’s Day Healthy and Happy

by Lorelei Jones

When you think about a special Valentine’s Day celebration, what comes to your mind first?  Was it the chocolate or the dinner?  Probably not.  It was more likely a sweet message from a dear friend or family member, a simple note, a kind gesture, or a fond memory of time spent together.

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“You” as the role model for physical activity

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What is a role model? Someone you look up to, someone you want to model your life or actions after.  Many of us do not see ourselves as role models, especially in the area of physical activity.  With Hollywood actors and actresses portraying unrealistic images of attractiveness, and extreme sports being in the spotlight (i.e. Crossfit), it is hard to think about leading anyone, including yourself, to be fit.

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North Carolina Faith-based Organization Facility Use Assessment Report Available Now!

June 25, 2014

Do you want to learn more about what North Carolina faith communities are doing to promote physical activity?  If yes, check out the newly released North Carolina Faith-based Organization Facility Use Assessment Report and Executive Summary. The Assessment was conducted through a partnership between Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More, N.C. Council of Churches: Partners in Health and Wholeness, N.C. Division of Public Health (Community Transformation Grant Project and the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch), and Voices Into Action: The Families Food, and Health Project.

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Faithful Families Featured at NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration!

The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was recently featured at a Centennial Celebration for North Carolina Cooperative Extension!  We are proud to share this video, which highlights some of the great work of our partners in Wake County, including Kristin Larson, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Associate, and leaders at Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh.

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