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Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More

Intent of the Intervention

Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More (FFESMM) is a practice-tested intervention that focuses on healthy environmental and policy changes within faith communities. It also promotes healthy eating habits and increased physical activity through a series of group nutrition/physical activity education sessions.

FFESMM is a faith community-based program that addresses multiple levels of the socio-ecological (S-E) model. The program focuses on both the individual/interpersonal level (group nutrition/physical activity education series) and the organizational level (policy, practice and environmental changes within faith communities). State-level practitioners seeking to bring about changes in nutrition/physical activity policies and environments will find this intervention to be of interest. (For more information about the levels of the S-E model addressed by FFESMM, see the Overview section.)