The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative teamed up with
icansandiego, a local diabetes prevention
campaign, to equip faith communities with tools and resources for
promoting nutrition and physical activity changes. This guide
provides faith leaders with faith-based wellness policy templates
and implementation tips, instructional guides, and other useful
resources emphasizing the connection between faith and health.
JuliAnna Arnett, Food Policy Manager, 858.614.1544, email
Erica Salcuni, Coordinator, 858.614.1549, email
The Faith & Health Connection
Importance of Faith Communities in Addressing Childhood
This document provides an overview on the link between faith and
health and the role faith communities can play in addressing
The Initiative & Faith Advisory
This one-pager provides a quick synopsis of the Initiative and
its Faith Advisory Councils, designed to bring faith leaders
together in shaping a healthy future.
Tools for Shaping a Healthy Future
Faith Communities as
This resource highlights opportunities in which faith
communities can transform their existing space into thriving places
for nutrition and physical activity.
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables at your Finger Tips: How to Start a
This document outlines steps for establishing gardens that
promote community and health.
Fuel for a Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit: Nutritious
Breakfast & Snack Alternatives for Faith
This quick guide provides helpful tips for starting the morning
off right and snacking healthfully throughout the day.
Working Together for the Health of the Community
This document offers an overview of gleaning and the
opportunities to support healthy eating through existing food
Live Healthy In
Faith: A Brief Overview
This document provides a synopsis of the Live Healthy in
Faith: A Faith Community Guide to Promoting Nutrition and Physical
Activity and assistance available to faith communities through
Live Healthy in Faith: A Faith Community Guide to
Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity
This guide provides faith communities step-by-step
instructions on making wellness improvements in their faith
Ordering Farm Fresh
An easy-to-use informational sheet on purchasing fresh fruits
and vegetables delivered directly to your faith community.
Step-by-Step: Instructions for Starting a Walking School
This instructional resource offers an overview on walking school
bus programs and how to get started.
This sample policy provides faith communities draft guidelines
for encouraging stewardship of the mind, body, and spirit.
Policy Implementation Tip Sheet
This tip sheet supplies faith communities with a number of ideas
for successfully implementing wellness initiatives and
Resources & Services
Link: Food Assistance Resources in San Diego
This resource highlights nutrition assistance programs, food
banks, farmers' markets, and other sources of healthy, low- and
Healthy Living in the Faith Community: Resources for a Bright
This one-pager lists services, resources, and educational
materials available to faith communities to support wellness.
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