The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center partnered to offer the Faith, Activity and Nutrition Program to churches in the conference. Currently, there are more than 100 United Methodist Churches across the state that have been trained in FAN. These churches have made meaningful changes to improve the health of their members and communities.
In response to interest in the program from additional churches, FAN will offer more trainings this spring.
FAN trainings will be held in May. To participating in a FAN training, complete an online interest form by March 15 at http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/projects/fanumc.htm.
FAN is an evidence-based program that aims to create healthier church environments by promoting church-level opportunities, guidelines/policies, messages and pastor support for physical activity and healthy eating within a spiritual and biblical context. During the interactive FAN training, committees receive resources and materials to share with their congregations and begin developing a FAN program plan to guide their activities over the next year.
Training and materials are provided at no charge. Lunch is $10 per person.
To learn more or have questions, contact Jessica Stucker at 803-576-5992.