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Adventist InStep for Life Events

Join us for the following Adventists InStep for Life events.  Click here for our complete calendar of events.

Oshkosh InStep4Life 3-Day Challenge
August 13-15, 2014

Sign up your club for the Oshkosh Instep4Life 3-Day Pathfinder Challenge. Starting on April 15th, pathfinders and club staff competing for their club must register. First 1000 registrants will receive free giveaways each day they complete the challenge (limit of 2000 pathfinders total per day max). Club registration deadline is May 31, 2014.

DAY 1 - Wednesday August 13, 2014- 5K Run/Walk
The 5k run/walk event is the first of the three InStep4Life 3-Day Challenge events offered to you by Health Ministries at the North American Division. We welcome you all to Day #1 of this wonderful event, and hope that you will participate with a happy heart. Each participant will count 1 point towards their club, regardless of winning. Both pathfinder members and club staff can participate and win points for their club.

DAY 2 - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Booth-Camp Challenge
Participants will test their muscular strength and endurance, and take part in three exercise challenges on Day #2. These challenges include the maximum number of push-ups, sit-ups, and burpies per minute. Each club must choose 1 person to represent them in each challenge (male or female). Each participation will count 1 point towards their club. This event is great for verbal encouragement, so do not be shy to cheer on your favorite individuals and teams! Winners will gain extra points. Only pathfinders can participate representing their clubs and win points for their club.

DAY 3 - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1 Mile Run
On Day #3 you will be participating in a 1 mile race. Each team can have as many people participating. Again, each participant will gain 1 point towards their club. See below for awards for participants and clubs. Both pathfinder members and club staff can participate and win points for their club.

For more information and to register, click here.


Communities on the Move Video Challenge

The Filipino Capitol SDA Church entered a video in the Communities on the Move Video Challenge! Thanks for those who voted daily!

This video that showcases what a faith-based community can do to prevent and reverse childhood obesity. We are thankful for their great initiative in advancing the healthy message of the Adventist InStep for Life initiative in the local community.

NATIONAL Let’s Move Faith and Communities Report 2012
Thanks so much to everyone who was able to join us for Wednesday’s webinar introducing Let’s Move Faith and Communities in 2012.  Click here to find the presentation that was used in the call.  For those who weren’t able to join us, here is a brief review of what we talked about:
2nd Anniversary of Let’s Move!
We joined First Lady Michelle Obama in celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Let’s Move! in Florida earlier this month, where she announced the direction for Let’s Move Faith and Communities in 2012. Check out the video of her entire speech! She celebrated all that you accomplished in 2011 and talked about how to get involved in 2012.
Communities on the Move Video Challenge
What better way to start moving than to make a video? Tell us about how your community is involved in Let’s Move! by entering the Communities on the Move Video Challenge. Organizations have until Friday, April 6th to enter. Please visit the Communities on the Move site for more details and share your story with us today. Winners will be invited to Washington, DC and have the opportunity to meet the First Lady!
New Webpage
Visit our new Let’s Move Faith and Communities webpage.  You can learn more about our Lead-Organize-Act strategy for wellness leadership and find resources for taking action in your community. 
Monthly Calls
Each month, during the fourth week of the month, we will be holding a Partner Call to highlight resources available to your organization or congregation.  We’ll also use this time to lift up best practices from our partner organizations and answer your questions.
Thank you for all that you do. We look forward to moving forward with you in 2012!
-Your Let’s Move Faith and Communities Team - WHITE HOUSE OFFICE

Thank you for joining us for last week’s call with Let’s Move Faith and Communities to learn more about new nutrition education resources and programs. Please check out the resources below that we learned about on the call, and let us know how you’re using them in your community!
Until next month,
The Let’s Move Faith and Communities Team
Take the MyPlate Fruits and Veggie Challenge
Please see the information here regarding the MyPlate Fruits & Veggies Video Challenge.  Make a video, organize a team to make one, or sign
up to follow and stay informed.

Become a MyPlate Community Partner
Sign up here to join the Nutrition Communicators Network and get the latest information and materials on MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines.

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities.  Visit us at www.dietaryguidelines.gov for all information regarding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Past, Present and Future!
SNAP Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families buy nutritious food to put healthy meals on the table. Curious about how your community’s members can apply? Click here! Thank you to ActiveLife for sharing an example of a community organization is helping families learn to grocery shop and plan meals with SNAP. Learn more about their story on the Let’s Move blog.
Too many websites?
Bookmark www.Nutrition.gov to stay connected!

Nutrition.gov provides a one-stop, easy-to-remember gateway to reliable federal government information on food and nutrition, healthy eating, and physical activity for consumers – resources you can use to empower community members to make healthier food choices.  Visit Nutrition.gov to get connected to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate, nutrition education resources, food assistance programs and more!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Emily Buckham Buday
Sara Gold
The Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sign-up to receive news and updates from the Center!


First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged faith and community leaders to start gardens in their communities to help families access more fresh fruits and vegetables. At the US Department of Agriculture, the People’s Garden Initiative is helping Let’s Move Faith and Communities do just that with a new grand program. Apply for a People’s Gardens Grant today!

People’s Garden Grant Program
Request for Applications (RFA)

Funds from the People’s Garden Grant Program will be used to facilitate the creation of produce, recreation, and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for science-based informal education.


Sponsoring Organizations
Seventh-day Adventist ChurchHope ChannelAdventist HealthCareAdventist HealthAdventist Health SystemKettering Health NetworkLoma Linda University - Health System
NAD Health MinistriesNAD Youth Pathfinder Adventurer CampAdventist Family MinistriesAdventist Chaplaincy MinistriesAdventist Education
Children's MinistriesNAD Disabilities MinistriesAdventist Community ServicesNAD Women's MinistriesNAD Ministerial Department
The material in this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any illness, metabolic disorder, disease or health problem. Always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Use of the programs, advice and information contained in this website is at the sole choice and risk of the reader.