Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving Move

Resources and Tools

The first step to implementing Faithful Families in a faith community is to fill out the online Faith Community Assessment. This assessment will help you to better understand the resources, assets, and needs of the faith community where the program will be implemented. You can download the results of the assessment as a PDF after completion.  Use the results to develop policy, systems, and environmental changes that can best support healthy eating and physical activity in your unique faith community.

You might learn, for example, that the faith community does not have a policy to support healthy eating.  See our section below on healthy eating policies that can be adapted and used with this community. Or, you might learn that the faith community has resources to support physical activity, but they would like to expand those. Check out the tools below that detail how to change environments to support physical activity. 

The free Planning Guide for Faithful Families can assist you in setting up an Eat Smart Move More Committee in the faith community, and work towards changes to the policies, practices, and environments at the faith community to support healthy eating and physical activity. 

To measure success in your work, you can repeat the Faith Community Assessment at the end of the year to see what changes have been made! The assessment is also available as a hard-copy PDF here.

Healthy Eating Policies

Healthy Eating Environments

Healthy Eating Practices

Physical Activity Policies

Physical Activity Environments

Physical Activity Practices

Faithful Families Planning Materials




Guides to Nutrition Education