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Healthy Place of Worship

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”.

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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.