The Southern Nevada Health District is working with First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) and Education for Quality Living (EQL) to support the Body & Soul Program in Las Vegas.
The Body & Soul Program is an evidence-based program developed specifically for African American churches. The program encourages church members to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables every day and to be physically active.
Body & Soul in Practice
Body & Soul works by combining pastoral leadership, church-wide activities, a church environment that supports healthy eating, and peer counseling.
Based on five years of National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded intervention research and an additional five years of an NCI and American Cancer Society (ACS) joint effectiveness study, Body & Soul has been shown to effectively increase the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables that African Americans eat.
Through our collaboration, we have also developed posters realted to heart disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer that are FREE for you to download and display in your place of faith.