"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 by helping 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), and unhealthy fats and increasing physical activity can help people move closer toward or maintain a healthy weight, reduce their risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health. 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 Church learned about the FAN program in Autumn 2021. We completed the training, so we eagerly offer help to the church community. This page features:
- Beneficial Exercise Tips
- Nutritious Food Ideas
- Community Activities
If you'd like to be a part of our crusade for healthy living, you should join the FAN Team:
- Elder Helen Mosley, Member
- Sis Semiko Crider, Member
- Elder Pamela D.R. Smith, Coordinator
We meet Wednesday afternoons via Zoom.
III John 1:2 (NKJV)
We encourage you to peruse through this month's articles. The information will help us get on track.
5C_Healthy Eating Barriers and Helpful Tips (pdf)Download
5E_Physical Activity Barriers and Helpful Tips (pdf)Download
5G_The Facts on Fat (pdf)Download
4H_Sodium in Your Diet (pdf)Download
4G_Physical Activity and Cancer (pdf)Download
4F_Eat Smart with Food Nutrition Labels (pdf)Download
4E_Shake on This The Truth About Salt (pdf)Download
4D_Sodium Look at the Label (pdf)Download
4C_The Salty Six (pdf)Download
3I_Lifes Simple 7 for Kids (pdf)Download
3E_Know the Facts about Heart Disease CDC (pdf)Download
3F_Are You at Risk for Heart Disease (pdf)Download
3G_Put Your Heart Into Getting Active (pdf)Download
Eating Right Tips for Older Adults 2021 (pdf)Download
Top 10 Ways To Help Kids Build Healthy Habits (pdf)Download
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SHFP Church Yard
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