The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of addressing chronic health conditions and health disparities that are affecting congregations and communities. As churches consider how to address members’ physical and mental health concerns, the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center is making a timely resource available to assist with planning and putting healthy practices in place to create a healthy church environment. The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) online training helps churches create healthier environments that support physical activity and healthy eating for members and the communities they serve.
As the New Year approaches and members look for ways to reconnect, FAN also provides a free, fun, and effective way to help congregants recommit to their health goals as a body. Many FAN activities can be put into place virtually!
Enrollment is open now for January 2022. Churches can visit our website for more information, to sign up for an information session, or to complete an interest form: http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/projects/fantraining.htm. We hope that churches will choose to make 2022 their year for health and create a healthy church environment!