Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving Move

Getting Started

We are excited to announce that we launched our updated curriculum in 2016! The updated curriculum is aligned to meet the new USDA Dietary Guidelines, and includes the following new content:

  • Social media posts to encourage recruitment, engagement, and retention of participants
  • Videos of food demonstrations for ALL lessons
  • A guide to carrying out Farmers' Market Tours as part of your Faithful Families classes
  • A guide to carrying out Family-Based Faithful Families classes (classes where children and parents are invited)
  • A guide to carrying out Grocery Store Tours as part of your Faithful Families classes
  • Recipe cards featuring local foods, that can be used for classes as well as Farmers' Market tours
  • A REVISED Planning Guide for Faithful Families, with updated materials and content
  • REVISED evaluation materials, including the Faith Community Assessment and Participant Entry and Exit Forms

Sample Lesson

A sample lesson is available for you to view. It is the first lesson of nine in the curriculum, titled Plan: Know What’s for Dinner.

Chronic Disease Lessons

In addition to the core curriculum, we are now excited to offer four chronic disease lessons, packaged together. These lessons are meant to be delivered AFTER the Faithful Families core nine-lessons curriculum. The curriculum includes everything you need to implement these lessons, including ready-to-use PowerPoint slides and scripts for the four-session series and a Leader Guide. These lessons can be taught together or as solo lessons.

The notebook contains the following four lessons:

  • You Can Manage Hypertension
  • You Can Prevent Prediabetes
  • You Can Manage Diabetes
  • You Can Reduce Cancer Risks

In addition to being implemented in North Carolina, Faithful Families has been implemented by several other states, including New Jersey and South Carolina Departments of Health, Extension at the Universities of Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, and health promotion programs at the University of Illinois in Chicago. The program has also been adopted as a recommended program in the SNAP-Ed Connection.

Ordering Faithful Families

If you are outside of North Carolina and would like to view pricing information and order the curriculum kit, please fill out this order form.

Once your payment is received, via check or PO, your order will ship out. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

Training Opportunities

If you are interested in implementing the program outside of North Carolina, training opportunities are available. Please contact Annie Hardison-Moody at

In North Carolina, Faithful Families is offered through local health departments and Extension offices. There are over 100 facilitators across the state of North Carolina!

Find a Facilitator

If you are in North Carolina and would like to have Faithful Families at your place of worship, please click here for a list of trained facilitators.

Training Opportunities

If you work for a local health department or Extension office, and would like to be trained in the Faithful Families Program, please contact Julia Yao at

Ordering Faithful Families

Faithful Families curriculum kits and materials are available for North Carolina facilitators. Please contact Julia Yao at