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Plant-full Holiday

Celebrating a Plant-full Holiday Season Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM The holiday season is upon us and with that comes all the special dishes we reserve (or try to) for this time of the year. But how does our body respond [...]

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish By Lucia Tiffany, MPH, RN, CLC For more from Lucia, visit The Harvest Cook website. Print Recipe Ingredients Instructions Zest the orange and save the zest. Peel the white off the orange [...]

Portobello Mushroom Gravy

Portobello Mushroom Gravy By Lucia Tiffany, MPH, RN, CLC For more from Lucia, visit The Harvest Cook website. Print Recipe Ingredients Instructions Sauté margarine, mushroom, onion and 1⁄2 tsp salt until brown. Stir in [...]

Pineapple Cranberry Stuffing

Pineapple Cranberry Stuffing By Lucia Tiffany, MPH, RN, CLC Print Recipe Ingredients Instructions Sauté mushrooms, celery, onion, margarine and salt until brown and tender, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl combine [...]

Easy Tofu Turkey Loaf

Easy Tofu Turkey Loaf By Lucia Tiffany, MPH, RN, CLC For more from Lucia, visit The Harvest Cook website. Print Recipe Tofu Loaf Ingredients Pineapple Cranberry Stuffing View Recipe Basting Mixture [...]

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This is a great option for those trying to cut back on calories without sacrificing flavor, as cauliflower is four times less caloric dense than potatoes. For those avoiding oils and concentrated fats, the garlic can be sautéed using [...]

Peaches n’ Cream Delight

Peaches n’ Cream Delight By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This recipes is so refreshing, delicious, and versatile. You won't be disappointed if you are in the lookout for a simple and yet very tasty dessert. Make sure to use the Mori-Nu brand for the tofu (conventional [...]

Serving Our Veterans

Honoring and Serving Our Veterans Join Chaplain Paul Anderson as he shares his expertise and experience to explore ideas for FCNs to minister effectively to the veterans and their families in our congregations and communities. Let us know what you thought of the [...]

Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth: How Much is Safe to Use Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Health experts agree that most people consume too much sodium, and that it has been linked to some health problems, especially an increased risk for [...]

Carrot Hot Dogs

Carrot Hot Dogs By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 20 min 10 - 20 minutes 40 minutes 8-16 Ingredients Instructions Fill [...]

Vaccine Mandates

Vaccine Mandates Overreaching or Responsible? Join the North American Division Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department as they host an online conversation to discuss the recent vaccine mandates and protection of freedom of conscience in light of Adventist biblical understanding and historical accounts regarding issues [...]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes By Philip Riley Adapted from loveandlemons.com Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 10 minutes 20 30 16 pancakes Ingredients Instructions In a small bowl, combine the [...]

Protecting our Greatest Assets

Protecting our Greatest Assets COVID-19 and Children's Health Learning Objectives Understand the impact of COVID 19 and the variants on children’s health and how to protect our greatest assets COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents – what are the options Understand the impact of [...]

Nutrition for Vegetarians Part 2

Nutrition Considerations for Vegetarians, Part 2 Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM A vegetarian diet has been associated with a vast array of health benefits, but what makes it so powerful in preventing, managing, or even reversing chronic diseases is not only [...]

Easy Pad Thai

Easy Pad Thai By Nick Stroot Visit Garden Grill to learn more about Chef Nick Stroot Print Recipe Ingredients Instructions For the tofu: Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain and slice [...]

Black Eyed Peas Stew

Black Eyed Peas Stew By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM I've learned the original form of this recipe from my good friend, Dr. David Turay (one of his country of origin Sierra Leone's traditional dish). Since then, I've modified it a few times and keep playing with [...]

COVID-19 Relations

COVID-19 Navigating Communication & Relational Aspects James 1:19 counsels believers to "be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry." That can be challenging in this land of many opinions concerning how best to curb the current pandemic. Join us as [...]

Nutrition for Vegetarians Part 1

Nutrition Considerations for Vegetarians, Part 1 Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM A vegetarian diet has been associated with a vast array of health benefits, but what makes it so powerful in preventing, managing, or even reversing chronic diseases is not only [...]

Legumes

Legumes: The Pulse of Nutrition Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Pulses are the dried seeds of legume plants and include beans, lentils, and peas. This group of foods has incredible health promoting properties to help prevent, manage, and reverse diseases, so [...]

Indian Red Lentil Dhal

Indian Red Lentil Dhal By Emily Rogers, RDN This recipe is a great source of low-fat plant-based protein. Rich in flavor and nutrients and easy to make. It also provides about 1/3 of the dietary fiber needs for the day. It can be served with whole wheat bread, [...]

Sugar and Health

Sugar and Health Is There A Sweet Spot? Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM We are born naturally inclined to like sweet foods. The food industry has picked up on that and flooded our surroundings with products loaded with sugar. But what [...]

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 20 minutes 20 - 30 minutes 50 minutes 19 cookies Ingredients Instructions [...]

Gardening

Gardening for Better Health My Journey Through the years, God has placed me in professional health environments and called me to make better lifestyle changes. While I haven’t always made changes readily, it has been a worthwhile journey. Join us next week as I [...]

Granola

Granola By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Inspired by the Total Vegetarian Cookbook by Barbara Watson. Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 30 min 2 hours 2 ½ hours 30 Ingredients [...]

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 30 6 Ingredients Instructions Stir together ½ cup warm water with honey or [...]

Many Faces of Fat

The Many Faces of Fat Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Fat has been a macronutrient surrounded by controversy. Some say minimize it at all costs, some say a high fat diet – aka a ketogenic diet – is the best solution [...]

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM I learned this recipe from my good friend Eve Naidoo, which she found online. Her version was modified from the original recipe and my version was modified from her version to achieve a final product lower in saturated [...]

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Dispelling the Myths In this presentation we will focus on: The historical perspective of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in minority populations.  Myths versus Truth! The disproportionately higher incidence of AD in the African American population and “why.” Is it simple forgetfulness or cognitive [...]

Truth About Proteins

The Truth About Proteins Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Protein is a nutrient that receives a lot of attention and the food industry loves to highlight it in their products, but do we really need to eat a lot of it [...]

Kushari

Kushari By Fay Kazzi, PhD, MS, RD Reprinted with permission from The Earthy Canvas Cookbook, www.TheEarthyCanvas.com Originating in Egypt in the 1800's, kushari is a blend of Middle Eastern, Italian, and Indian flavors.  Some believe it originated with neighborhood families bringing together their "leftovers."  It is considered the [...]

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Are They Worth the Trouble? Every five years the United States releases Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the purpose of promoting health and preventing disease.  But is there value in this process?  Don’t we already know enough about nutrition?  In [...]

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa By Maggie Collins Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 15 min 20 - 30 min 35 - 45 min Ingredients Instructions Add the quinoa to [...]

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Adapted from chefani.com Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 10 30 40 4 Ingredients Instructions Saute onion and leeks in water [...]

Finding True Joy in Eating

Finding True Joy in Eating Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. “You [...]

Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Steel-Cut Oatmeal By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 15 min 20 min 35 min 4 (1-cup each) Ingredients Instructions In a [...]

Balance Restored

Balance Restored In An Unstable Environment Do we sometimes wonder if we are moving forward or backward?  Are we right side up or upside down?  Please join us as Dr. Beverly Sedlacek invites us to look inwardly at the current state of our hearts [...]

Preserving Hope

Preserving Hope An Introduction to Suicide Prevention Join us as we explore the growing concern of suicide and discuss suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.  All of us, and especially ministry leaders, need to understand signs of suicidal ideation, be able to ask questions that [...]

FCN And COVID-19

FCN And COVID-19 Sorting Facts From Fiction In this webinar we discuss critical thinking and a decision tree that can be used by FCNs to discern facts from fiction during this pandemic as they engage in health promotion. Meet Our Presenter [...]

The COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccines Sorting Through Facts, Sharing Our Mission There’s no doubt that a vaccine has been much anticipated ever since COVID-19 was declared to be a pandemic. In this webinar, we will hear from renowned experts, Dr. David Williams and Dr. Roger Seheult, [...]

Where the Journey Began

Where the Journey Began The Keynote of Our Story Every story has a beginning.  In this presentation, we will explore the story of the Journey to Wholeness addiction recovery program, learning why it is founded on the principles of 12-step recovery programs.  Learn how [...]

All Tangled Up

All Tangled Up Minimizing Stress and Pursuing Joy During the Holiday Season Ever have tangled feelings about the holiday season?  Come join us as we discover God’s design for unwinding. Meet Our Presenter Adelaide C. Durkin, MS, RN, CNE, DNPc [...]

Trauma And the Sanctuary

Trauma And the Sanctuary Creating an Environment of Support for Traumatized Individuals in Faith Based Organizations Trauma is an epidemic in the world today. New research continues to testify of the dramatic effects of trauma upon the brain and body. This presentation will provide [...]

The Other Way Around

The Other Way Around Gaining Support For Recovery Ministry Every story has a beginning.  In this presentation, we will explore the story of the Journey to Wholeness addiction recovery program, learning why it is founded on the principles of 12-step recovery programs.  Learn how [...]

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement A Christian Response Heightened partisanship has made many wary of political engagement. Others feel disenfranchised due to a lack of representation by their government leaders. But there are many reasons to celebrate our opportunities for political and civic engagement, the primary of [...]

What’s Wrong With You

Moving from “What is Wrong with You?” to “What Happened to You?” Creating an Environment of Support for Traumatized Individuals in Faith Based Organizations In every community and population, there is trauma. It is an epidemic in the world today. New research is coming [...]

Building Resilience

Building Resilience In At-Risk Youth What builds resilience among at risk youth? Resilience is defined as the ability to overcome a difficult environment and thrive amidst surrounding chaos.  Decades of research demonstrate that all of our youth are at risk for substance abuse and [...]

Enough!

Enough! How to bring more than enough joy into our lives and the lives of others. Have you ever been caught short on time, money, or materials? Perhaps you didn’t have enough time to meet a deadline, enough money to cover an expense or [...]

Caring For the Elderly

Caring For the Elderly Ministering to A High Risk Population In the COVID-19 Era COVID-19 has uncovered and exploited many of our weaknesses – personal, behavioral, and overall health, societal, and even Public Health. Hardest hit have been the elderly and those with underlying [...]

Living Free

Living Free Finding Freedom from Habits that Hurt Habits are our friends - when they're good ones.  But when bad habits develop, whether they involve food, substances, or behaviors - they can hijack your life.  Discover how this multi-faceted resource can be utilized online, [...]

Water

Water The Underestimated Nutrient Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com A few facts about water probably pop into our mind — we need 8 cups of water a day, about 70-80% of our body is made [...]

Stress and Immunity

Do We Have a Choice on How It Affects Us? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD If there is one thing that is hard to avoid, it is stress and worry.  You hear people talking about it all [...]

Faith In Motion

Faith in Motion How Exercise Impacts All Areas of Your Life Contributed by Josh Morton AdventHealth CREATION Life is a whole-person wellness philosophy created by AdventHealth. To learn more, visit CREATIONLife.com An intimate connection exists between our bodies and our [...]

Inflammation and Depression

Inflammation and Depression Is There Cause For Concern? Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com In this day and age, the world appears to be well versed on the varying topics of mental health.  However, there still [...]

Sugar And the Immune System

Sugar And the Immune System How Much Can I Eat? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD Sugar is an essential component for our body.  Glucose, a simple sugar, is the energy source that our cells need in [...]

Your Microbiome

Your Microbiome An Immunity Powerhouse Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com As this title caught your attention you might have noticed that you have been hearing a lot more about the gut microbiome in the past [...]

Center of Our Health

The Immune System At the Center of Our Health Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD Most people don’t think twice about their immune system, until it stops working. As long as you don’t get sick, this system [...]

Financial Safety

Financial Safety In Times of Crisis In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, what should I be doing with my money. Should I save? Should I invest in the market? Should I liquidate? This presentation will help clarify some money handling do’s and don’ts and [...]

Burnout!

Burnout! Definition, Prevention, and Management Burnout is not simply about excessive workload. A variety of stressors may lead us down the road to exhaustion, negativism, and inefficacy, which are core symptoms of burnout.  It should be taken seriously, otherwise it will be detrimental to [...]

5 Easy Ways

5 Easy Ways To Encourage Your Connections to Seek Help with Addiction If you are online, you have influence. What you do with this influence matters. The good news is that it has never been easier to lead people to hope and wholeness. This [...]

When COVID-19 Came To Dinner

When COVID-19 Came To Dinner Personal Story of A Pastoral Family Pastor Greg Webster and wife, Nelli, an AAFCN Board Member, recovered from COVID-19 and share their personal experience with the InTouch audience. How did an unknown exposure at a family dinner turn their [...]

Engaging Your Pastor

Engaging Your Pastor Keys to Winning Them To Recovery Ministries Engaging your church pastor is key to keeping your recovery ministry program going strong. Join Pastor Robert Hines, Recovery Ministries Coordinator for the Florida Conference, as he highlights the benefits of having pastoral support [...]

Recovery for Emotional Trauma

Recovery for Emotional Trauma Finding Healing in the Midst of COVID-19 & Racial Tensions The past few months have seen heightened emotional trauma related to COVID-19 and racial tensions, in addition to the usual human tensions that life sends our way.  This presentation will [...]

A Child’s Plight

A Child's Plight Finding Safety for Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic Child abuse is expected to intensify during the present coronavirus pandemic, but children have less access to help.  Reintegration into a "new normal" of life can bring up mental and emotional trauma as [...]

Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries What They Are and How to Maintain Them In order to have a well-developed sense of self, a person must have healthy boundaries, but not walls. This presentation will describe how to develop and maintain healthy boundaries which are essential to healthy [...]

Can We Talk?

Can We Talk? Many of us believe that the local church is an ideal environment in which to receive education and support on the important topic of advanced planning. Perhaps you have seen or even experienced families struggle as they have entered into conversations with [...]

Going Online

Going Online Steps to Establishing an Online Addiction Recovery Ministry Join us as we discuss keys to hosting a successful online Journey to Wholeness program. Meet Our Presenter Angeline David Brauer, DrPH, MHS, RDN Dr. Brauer serves as the Health [...]

Health Disparities

Health Disparities Ministering To the Afflicted Health disparities have long existed in all societies, and have become all the more prevalent and obvious in the context of COVID-19.  We will discuss how churches can take practical steps to minister to this need. [...]

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask Celebrating Our Nurses The current health crisis is revealing the true character of our frontline responders.  The spotlight shining on the courage of nurses is appropriate but nothing new.  The nurse behind the mask has always been a warrior of compassion, [...]

Best Practices

Best Practices Using Zoom For Your Online Group Meetings Video recording is not available. Meet Our Presenters Frank Sanchez Frank serves as the Recovery Ministries Coordinator in the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Stephen Eccles Stephen is currently a student [...]

America’s Opioid Addiction Crisis

America's Opioid Addiction Crisis Learning Objectives To provide information on the current trends and prevalence of opioid use and abuse To be able to recognize the signs & symptoms of addiction and opioid abuse To know practical steps to take to address opioid addiction [...]

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support When Trauma Complicates Grief With the growing prevalence of natural disasters, school shootings, and other traumatic losses, this webinar addresses how a Faith Community Nurse may offer appropriate bereavement support with affected members of her congregation or community. The participant will [...]

FCN Scope & Standards of Practice

Faith Community Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice 2017 Updates and Practice Trends This webinar will identify current and emerging trends influencing faith community nursing practice. It will highlight changes incorporated into 2017 issue of the Scope and Standards of Practice: Faith Community Nursing, 3rd [...]

Stewardship Through Risk Management

Stewardship Through Risk Management We often think of risk management as simply insurance. However, risk management encompasses far more than insurance and understanding this will have a positive impact on your health ministry. In this webinar, we will look at the Seventh-day Adventist [...]

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