NC State Extension

Faithful Families

The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More Program promotes healthy eating and physical activity in communities of faith.

Resources for the program include a 9-session Faithful Families curriculum and the Planning Guide for Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More.

The Faithful Families curriculum is co-taught by Extension Agents and trained lay leaders from faith communities in small group sessions. Lay Leaders bring the spiritual elements into each session.

Additionally, Faithful Families works with each faith community to help them adopt environmental supports for healthy eating and physical activity.


Site Eligibility

A faith site is eligible for Steps to Health programming if the site is documented to serve generally low-income people, where at least 50% of people have gross incomes at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line.

How to determine eligibility:

Step 1. Find your census tract.

Enter the address of your faith site hereLocate the tract code in the upper left corner.

Step 2. Determine if the census tract qualifies.

Find your census tract on the Eligibility Spreadsheet here.

What if the census tract doesn’t qualify?

Contact Sam Hoeffler to discuss the possibility of using a site eligibility letter.