"The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program was developed with churches in South Carolina to help reduce the risk for chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes. It helps members to become more physically active and to eat a better diet. Research shows that diet and physical activity patterns that focus on increasing healthier foods, like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. While reducing sodium (salt); unhealthy fats; and increasing physical activity, it can . . .
Even small changes, if maintained over time, can give rise to important improvements in health. The good news is that we can lower the risk for most chronic diseases by eating a heart-healthy diet and getting regular physical activity!
FAN goals are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015) and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2018), which provided science-based advice to promote health and reduce obesity and risk for major chronic diseases. Together, the guidelines encourage eating a variety of foods, balancing food choices, and taking part in regular physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. FAN encourages church members not only to make healthier lifestyle choices, but to also create church environments that support healthy behaviors (cms.sph.sc.edu/)."
Our team learned about the FAN program in Autumn 2021. We completed the training, and eagerly offer resources to the community:
- Faith Foundation
- Exercises & Activities
- Nutritious Food Choices
Good self-care is crucial for life longevity. We cannot neglect our God-given temples. So, if you'd like to be a part of our crusade for healthy living, contact FAN Coordinator, Elder Pamela.
Cooking with Soul
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