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Effective Methods to Engage Faith Communities on Healthy Nutrition Standards

Monday, May 3, 2021, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PMVirtual

Faith-based organizations are prevalent in small and large communities and provide a trusted voice and environment to support healthy lifestyle practices. Featured recipients will share their best practices for effectively approaching faith-based groups to improve and sustain healthy nutrition options, followed by small group discussions of challenges and successes experienced by recipients.


  1. Christina Peoples, BSW REACH Principal Investigator, Public Health Advocates, Stockton, CA
  2. Immaculada Moronta, MIM Program Assistant/Coordinator, Bronx Health REACH The Institute for Family Health, New York, New York

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe best practices to implementing and sustaining SPAN, REACH, and HOP activities related to healthy nutrition standards in faith-based organizations
  2. Describe effective approaches and resources to improve and sustain healthy nutrition options in faith-based organizations
  3. Discuss challenges and successes experienced by recipients working in this setting
  4. Describe skills needed in partnership development, environmental assessment, and standards adaptation


Stephen Onufrak, PhD Epidemiologist, Obesity Prevention and Control Branch, DNPAO, CDC, Atlanta, GA

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