The Southern Nevada Health District is working with First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) and Education for Quality Living (EQL) to implement and expand 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.