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Body and Soul

Program Description

Body and Soul is an innovative program designed specifically for African-American churches. By promoting healthy eating, including the consumption of 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, Body and Soul helps churches address the chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity which are devastating our community.

Churches that embrace Body and Soul help their members take care of their bodies as well as their spirits. The program has four parts:

  • a pastor who is committed and involved,
  • an environment that promotes healthy eating,
  • church activities that promote healthy eating, and
  • peer counseling that motivates church members to eat a healthy diet.

For more information visit http://www.bodyandsoul.nih.gov/

Body and Soul Partners:

American Cancer Society
Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Indiana State Department of Health
Little Red Door Cancer Agency
Martin University
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service
Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

Congratulations to the following congregations who attended the April 28th training:

  • Grace Apostolic
  • Eastern Star Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Holy Angels Catholic Church

For more information on Body and Soul please contact Brittini Woodford at bwoodford@isdh.in.gov