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Battling Obesity, Spreading the Gospel

posted by Linda Mintle

This was the headline in our local paper a week ago. As someone deeply involved in preventing obesity, the headline caught my eye.

Five churches in the Elizabeth City, North Carolina area have decided to take action and be a part of the obesity epidemic solution. The churches noted that several of their members are diagnosed with diabetes due to obesity. Adult diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death among African Americans. So the churches decided to band together and have their pastors lead the congregations to better health.

There is exercise, lessons in healthy cooking and portion size, fewer fatty foods at church socials and encouragement for members to participate in blood screenings and weight monitoring.

The awareness and attention to developing healthy eating patterns and lifestyle gets a praise from me.

Great idea pastors. Thanks for doing your part and showing that the church cares about the whole person!

 



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