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Connect to Healthy Eating

woman-offering-healthy-foodEating healthy is good for us. It lowers our risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as well as defends against depression. Good eating habits can also boost our energy, sharpen our memory and stabilize our mood. It is no accident that almost every religious tradition features food as a central part of their sacred practices. Eating is a holy act so it is important that we eat well and in ways that honor our bodies, God and each other.

Meal sharing is an integral part of the life of houses of worship. How does your faith community pay attention to food?

Which applies to you?  Does your congregation:

Find suggestions for how you can take action here.

If you congreation is taking action on healthty eating, you may be a Healthy HotSpot! Look over this checklist and see if you qualify!

Let us know what you’re up to! 

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.