A few years ago, representatives from various churches in the Richmond community met for a FAITH and HEALTH lunch forum, with Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program’s Faith Initiative. From our discussion, it was determined that our focus should be on our youth, as well as health disparities in the African American community, and health related issues that affect our congregations and community at large (the need for education on nutrition—healthy cooking, and exercise).
The Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program awarded a grant to the Richmond Faith Initiative to implement the ‘A Taste of Health’ Workshops. The goal of the workshops is to provide nutrition and physical fitness awareness to help combat health disparities in the Richmond community by encouraging physical activity and motivate individuals to make positive health behavior changes, to address these needs.
“A Taste of Health” will begin another 8-week workshop session of free hands-on healthy cooking classes, free fitness training, and free vital health screenings beginning Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Coronado YMCA, 263 South 20th Street from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
We are reaching out to individuals who wish to develop healthier lifestyles, and to those individuals who prepare meals for others. Your help and support is needed, and participation from the community is vital to the success of this program. If we can develop healthier lifestyles one-by-one, then we improve the health of our families and community.
Pre-Registration for the workshop is required. Please call (510) 470-0444 to register and for further information.