Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving Move

Resources

Faith Community Assessment

The first step to implementing Faithful Families in a faith community is to fill out the Faith Community Assessment, which can be completed online or by hand on hard-copy PDF. You can download the results of the online assessment as a PDF after completion.

This assessment will help you to better understand the resources, assets, and needs of the faith community where the program will be implemented. 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 Healthy Eating page for 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 under Physical Activity that detail how to change environments to support 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!

2018 Updated Faith Community Assessment
We have updated our Faith Community Assessment. For all Faithful Families programs beginning in 2018, please use this updated version.
Online | PDF

Previous Version
If you are working with faith communities that filled out the previous version of the Faith Community Assessment and will need to fill out a follow-up assessment in 2018, please use the previous version for the follow-up.
Online | English PDF | Spanish PDF

Planning Guide

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.

Faithful Families Planning Materials

Evaluation

*Please use this updated FCA for all Faithful Families programs beginning in 2018.

**If you are working with faith communities that filled out the previous version of the FCA and will need to fill out a follow-up assessment, please use the previous version for the follow-up: Faith Community Assessment — English | Spanish

Handouts

Guides to Nutrition Education

Videos