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Walk By Faith Pilot Program: Lancaster

The leadership of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church in Manheim, PA is pleased to announce it will be piloting a new curriculum from Penn State Extension. This new Free program, called Walk by Faith, is open to all and was developed from the Penn State Cancer Institute to promote health to the community. The program will utilize the strengths of the community to promote health and raise awareness about chronic diseases such as cancer. Please sign-up by April 30, 2017.

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When (Date/Time)

May 7, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Walk by Faith (WbF) is a program to encourage healthy eating and simple exercise, such as walking, with the goal of helping participants maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Participants in the WbF program set and track personal health goals over six months. The WbF program includes six educational sessions (one a month), events and activities for additional motivation and support.

The WbF program offers an evidence-based opportunity for all to improve their health and reduce cancer risks together with the support of their community and church.

Each participant in the Walk by Faith program will receive:

  • Educational sessions on healthy eating, weight management, physical activity and walking
  • Guidance for healthy eating and activity goal setting
  • A pedometer
  • Calorie KingTM Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counters.

We will be looking for men and women age 18 and older to participate in the program. We would like 25 or more interested individuals to pilot the program from May through November. The instructor for the course will be Nutritionist Stacy Reed M.S. Extension Educator.

If you are not a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, PA and you would like to participate in this program during this pilot period, you can call Stacy Reed at 717-394-6851 to sign up. Please sign-up by April 30, 2017.

If you are a church and are interested in this program for your congregation, you can call Stacy Reed for more information.

Contact Information

Phone

717-394-6851