Food for Purpose is a new exciting initiative about eating, living & functioning purposefully! Food for Purpose has a unique approach to health & well-being for the family, by ministering nutritional truths & evidence-based facts to Black minority and ethnic (BME) faith groups and communities.
It is widely reported that ill health plagues many lives, in some cases cutting them short in their prime due to poor choices & lack of knowledge around food & nutrition. The trend among BME communities is of particular concern - with increased numbers of people being diagnosed with Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and other related illnesses.
The Food for Purpose team set out to educate and support BME communities, especially faith groups; by translating key health messages around 'prevention and management'; into culturally relevant, practical and understandable education modules which can be followed and included as part of the activities within religious and faith communities.
Healthy Church Initiative (HCI)
The Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) was first piloted in September 2016 in a Pentecostal Afro-Caribbean church in South London. It was based on the observation…