Healthy Living Tools for Places of Faith

Body & Soul

Body & Soul is a program developed specifically for African American churches that encourages healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables. The program works by combining pastoral leadership, church-wide activities, a supportive environment, and peer counseling to promote good nutrition and healthy living among parishioners.

Supported by the Southern Nevada Health District, Body & Soul is implemented locally by Education for Quality Living (EQL) in partnership with the First African Methodist Episcopal church (FAME), which serves as the regional training site for the Body & Soul program.

Want to get involved? Visit the Body & Soul website for more information.

Additional Resources

In collaboration with the Southern Nevada faith community, we’ve developed several free downloads for faith organizations:

Professionally designed posters on the topics of heart disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer are free to print and display in your place of faith. Click below to download.

Healthy Fellowship Guide

The environments in which we live and work influence many of the health choices we make. Places of faith can also be powerful sources of support and guidance in making positive, mindful decisions about health and well-being.

We created the Healthy Fellowship Guide to help faith-based organizations such as yours adopt and implement programs and environmental changes that support healthy eating and physical activity.

As a faith community member, you are the expert in knowing your members’ needs, how your congregation works, and how to generate enthusiasm among your followers. We hope this guide gives you the tools you need to empower your members to live healthier every day.

Get the Guide (PDF)