THE GOALS OF THIS INITIATIVE
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To educating the community about obesity and some of the risk factors that plague the African American community as a result of it.
To educate individuals about diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, and the fact that all of these require nutrition intervention.
To educate the community about the importance of health literacy.
To helping individuals make consciousness decisions about the food they eat, exercise and how it can lead to a healthier lifestyle.
To emphasize being fit & healthy over being skinny.
THIS IS AN ONGOING INITIATIVE THAT WILL:
- Offer health related activities/services to the community
- Offer options for reasonable food choices
- Educate the community on overcoming income restrictions
- Educate the community on overcoming resource restrictions
- Promote food and health literacy
- Keep the community engaged and active
- Inspire individuals to reach their health and fitness goals
DIABETES: WHAT IS IT?
DIABETES: FACTS & STATS
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This initiative will be focusing on Type 2 because it is most prevalent in the African American community.
According to the NATIONAL DIABETES FACT SHEET, African American adults are twice more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than any other race. (http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14.htm )
They are 2.5% more likely to suffer limb amputations and up to 5.6% more likely to suffer kidney disease.
According to an article called “REVERSING DIABETES & OBESITY”, scientists believe that diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
“Diabetes develops more often in people who are Black, Latino, Native American, and Asian American of Pacific Islander. Poor people are more likely to have diabetes than better off people, demonstrating the strong connection with overall living conditions.”