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

Faith communities where at least 50% of the attendees are eligible for or receiving SNAP benefits.

  • Option #1 . A faith-setting located in a census tract where at least 50% of the residents are at the poverty level. This can be determined at this website .   Write the faith site address in the address search bar which provides the census tract code. Using this code and your county (columns C and D), find the percent poverty rate in column I of this form.
  • Option #2  The faith site leader confirms with a letter that at least 50% of regular attendees or members are eligible for or receiving SNAP benefits. You will need to turn in a site eligibility form to Steps to Health.

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Photo of Jayne McBurney, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJayne McBurneyTechnology & Social Media (919) 816-7304 jayne_mcburney@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences - NC State University
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