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Places of worship play prominent, influential roles in our communities. Their assistance is pivotal to increasing opportunities for healthy eating and active living - creating a culture of wellness in houses of worship and beyond.

The Healthy Place of Worship initiative goal is to encourage and facilitate written policy directives, implemented by pastors and/or senior leadership, outlined in the "Prescription for a Healthier Place of Worship”.

Physical Activity Policy:
The faith organization will have a written policy for providing access to physical activity.

Access to Healthy Foods Policy:
The faith organization will have written policies that encourage access to healthy and nutritious foods.

Lactation Support Policy:
The faith institution will have a written policy in support of new mothers who choose to breastfeed.

Tobacco Free Policy:
The faith organization will have a written policy creating a tobacco-free campus, or at least designating a specific area - at a safe distance away from the building - for smoking.

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