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.
August 19, 2015
Want to learn about some great community garden projects in North Carolina? Our friends at Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project have funded several community garden mini-grant projects. Here’s an update on two of those gardens in Lee County.
Originally posted by Voices into Action here.
by Zandra Alford
Dawn Wilde Burgess, Community Health Promotion Supervisor with Macon County, NC has been busy developing an promoting a successful Faithful Families program. Macon County Public Health worked with Holly Springs Baptist Church and other faith communities to implement the program, with assistance from the Community Transformation Grant program in their region. They were met with great success – in one congregation 86% of participants reported eating smaller portions and 86% of participants reported they were more mindful about what they ate.
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.
May 27, 2014
by Maryam Funmilayo
Word has spread far and wide regarding the Faithful Families classes at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR). Since the classes started in February 2013, the number of women partaking in the classes has increased even though the number of women for each class session varies from 3 to 15.
Note: This post was originally posted on the Voices into Action website.
March 25, 2014
by Annie Hardison-Moody
In each of the counties where Voices into Action: The Families, Food and Health Project works, organizations and county residents have talked about how important food pantries are to their communities. Given the recent economic downturn, coupled with cuts to federal food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), food pantries and other emergency food providers are increasingly on the front lines in making sure families have the food they need to survive and thrive.
January 16, 2014
by Maryam Funmilayo
The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program was launched at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) on February 9, 2013. The popularity of the classes has grown and attracted many women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Although the number of participants in each class varies, the interest and word of mouth have been very encouraging, to say the least.
September 20, 2013
by Debbie Stephenson
We all know the importance of adding activity to your day. It could be as easy as going for a walk or playing Frisbee with your children. I like doing 5Ks and find it motivating to sign up for races in the future and then training for them. The registration commitment keeps me challenged and on track. There are several races that are held annually and new ones are added all the time. Many of them benefit charities and include an option to walk or run. Next time you see one advertised, think about signing up! For example, the Harnett County Partnership for Children has a 5K for the first 2000 days at Campbell University on October 12th.
August 1, 2013
by Annie Hardison-Moody
Faithful Families is excited to partner with Voices into Action: The families, food and health project in Harnett, Lee and Wake counties in North Carolina. One of the goals of the Harnett Voices into Action: Empowering and Serving Harnett County Through the Families, Food, and Health Project committee has been to bring nutrition education, through programs like the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to food pantries in Western Harnett County. We are currently piloting this through a partnership with Martha’s Place Food Pantry, which is a faith-based food pantry with leadership from Solid Rock United Methodist Church and partners across the county.
by Heidi Smith
July 12, 2013
New Covenant United Methodist Church in Hamilton, NJ invited the community to have a “hands on ” lesson on container gardening recently. In May of 2013, we planted peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers. As they grew outside in the church yard, different participants enjoyed tending to them. We finished the Faithful Families lesson, “Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables,” which was timed perfectly for when the vegetables were ready for picking! It really helped drive the point regarding accessing fresh fruits and vegetables.