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Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More

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Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More Curriculum

Note: The curriculum, including nutrition content and recipes, have not been reviewed by the Center TRT.

Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More has a curriculum, which nutrition/physical activity educators and lay leaders use while teaching the nine nutrition, food safety and food resource management lessons. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) originally created the curriculum for its Families Eating Smart and Moving More (FESMM) Program. Collaborating with original authors, EFNEP adapted the FESMM curriculum for the Faithful Families Program by including open-ended questions about faith and spirituality. Faith community lay leaders receive this curriculum after they are trained by EFNEP personnel. The FFESMM curriculum begins with a Leader’s Guide section, which instructs nutrition/physical activity educators in using the curriculum. After an initial training session, lay leaders partner with nutrition/physical activity educators to conduct the FFESMM program.

The topics for the nine nutrition/physical activity sessions are:

  1. Plan: Know What’s for Dinner

  2. Shop: Get the Best for Less

  3. Shop for Value, Check the Facts

  4. Fix it Fast, Eat at Home

  5. Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables

  6. Fix it Safe

  7. Making Smart Drink Choices

  8. Choosing to Move More Throughout the Day

  9. Making the Connection

The curriculum for the nine nutrition/physical activity education sessions and the Leader’s Guide can be purchased from the Eat Smart Move More website:
http://www.faithfulfamiliesesmm.org/

The cost of the curriculum is $100.

Eating Smart and Moving More Planning Guide for Faith Communities

Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More developed a full planning guide that makes adoption by others both feasible and straightforward. It contains draft policy and environmental change templates that a faith community can present to its members for adoption and sample documents to publicize once the changes are implemented. The Planning Guide also includes information on how to establish a health committee within a faith community.  Step-by-step guidelines for starting and maintaining an amended version of FFESMM are also provided.

Planning guide contents include:

  • Faith Community Health Assessment survey (targets organizational level)

  • Member Health and Interest survey (targets individual level)

  • Sample posters

  • Sample program plans

  • Sample Eat Smart and Move More policies (target environmental level)

FFESMM distributes the Eating Smart and Moving Planning Guide for Faith Communities electronically and free of charge at:
http://www.faithfulfamiliesesmm.org/