Register Now for Implementing and Sustaining Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in Faith-Based Settings

The USC Prevention Research Center, a partner of the SCale Down Initiative facilitated by IMPH, invites to you attend a symposium that will examine factors related to putting faith-based, evidence-based programs into practice, using the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program as a model on  Thursday, July 27, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon at the USC Public Health Research Center Auditorium (1st floor), 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201. FAN is a combined physical activity and dietary program, previously found to be effective, that seeks to help churches create a healthy church environment that supports physical activity and healthy eating. This event is free and open to the public.

Symposium Overview
Faith-based programs can play a vital role in extending the reach of public health efforts. The 2017 symposium will examine factors related to putting faith-based, evidence-based programs into practice, using the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program as a model. FAN is a combined physical activity and dietary program, previously found to be effective, that seeks to help churches create a healthy church environment that supports physical activity and healthy eating.

The symposium will provide an overview of core program elements and insights from faith-based partners who have implemented the program in South Carolina churches. Partners will share strategies for tailoring the program for local churches, keys to success, barriers to implementation, and discuss planning for sustainability. FAN is indexed in the National Cancer Institute’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).

Speakers
Sara Wilcox, PhD – Professor, Department of Exercise Science & Director, Prevention Research Center
Faith-based partners from St. John Baptist Church (Anderson Quarry), Winnsboro, SC and First United Methodist Church, Winnsboro, SC

Registration is available by phone by contacting Deborah Kinnard at (803-777-6292) or email (kinnardd@mailbox.sc.edu). Follow the link to register online via Eventbrite: PRC Symposium Registration

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