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.