Starting a Walking Program
Starting a Walking Program
This step by step manual helps you create a 5K walking program. This manual has been designed to get people more physically active and ultimately improve their health.
MyPlate.gov
MyPlate.gov

The core projects of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) support the following objectives:

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • USDA Food Guidance System (MyPlate, MyPyramid, Food Guide Pyramid)
  • Healthy Eating Index
  • U.S. Food Plans
  • Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply
  • Expenditures on Children by Families
Starting a Wellness Committee
Starting a Wellness Committee
Wellness at work programs have been shown to decrease healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism, and improve morale and productivity. Wellness committees can provide the structure you need to put certain programs into action, monitor the activity, and report the results. This guide will show you how!
Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith Communities
Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith Communities
First Lady Michelle Obama is calling all faith and community leaders to help with her "Let's Move" initiative, which focuses on fighting childhood obesity. Visit the link for a free toolkit designed for faith communities.
Episcopalians Against Gun Violence
Episcopalians Against Gun Violence

An ad-hoc group of bishops, clergy and lay people disseminating information about Episcopalians who are working, collectively and individually, to curb gun violence.

filed under Episcopal Websites     tags Violence, Guns
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has a national organization as well as state organizations and local affiliates in more than 1,100 communities across the country.

Through the dedicated efforts of grassroots leaders, NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform and health: Support, Education and Advocacy.
filed under Secular, Español     tags Mental Health
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has as its mission "to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders." There are on-line screening tools for mood disorders, and there is help for beginning support groups. Brochures are available free of charge and cover topics such as "Psychotherapy: How it Works and How It Helps," "Finding a Mental Health Professional: A Personal Guide" and "Psychiatric Hospitalization: A Guide for Families."
filed under Secular     tags Mental Health
Health Ministry in the Local Congregation
Health Ministry in the Local Congregation

While not a "how-to" manual, this e-book presents accurate information about health ministry, with a focus on congregations and their leadership. Previously published in book form with a red cover, this edition has been updated by the author. We are extremely grateful to Stephanie Ulrich for her work in health ministry and her continued support of NEHM.

The Significance of Saying Grace
Saying grace expresses our gratitude for healthful, abundant food and acknowledges our interdependence with others and all creation. Presented by Deacon Phina Borgeson.
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Aim for a Healthy Weight
This booklet for adults contains practical, easy-to-use information for losing and maintaining weight - including tips on healthy eating and physical activity, other options such as weight loss medications and weight loss surgery, setting weight loss goals, and rewarding success. The booklet also includes portion and serving size information, sample reduced calorie menus, tips on dining out, a sample walking program, weekly food and activity diary, and more.