Healthy Body Healthy Spirit
|Purpose||Community-based program designed to promote healthy dietary habits and increase physical activity. (2005)|
|Program Focus||Behavior Modification|
|Population Focus||Faith-based Groups|
|Topic||Physical Activity, Diet/Nutrition|
|Age||Adults (40-65 years), Older Adults (65+ years), Young Adults (19-39 years)|
|Race/Ethnicity||Black, not of Hispanic or Latino origin|
|Setting||Religious establishments, Rural, Suburban, Urban/Inner City|
|Funded by||NHLBI (Grant number(s): HL64959)|
About the Study
For the study, 16 Black churches in the Atlanta metropolitan area were randomly assigned to three intervention conditions. Group 1, the comparison group, received standard nutrition and physical activity intervention materials; Group 2 received the culturally-tailored self-help nutrition and physical activity intervention materials; and Group 3 received the HB/HS intervention materials, plus four telephone counseling calls based on motivational interviewing.
- HB/HS participants who received the motivational interviewing (MI) consumed more fruits and vegetables than participants receiving only HB/HS, who in turn consumed more fruits and vegetables than those receiving the standard materials.
- Participants receiving HB/HS, with and without the telephone calls, exercised for more minutes per week than participants receiving the standard materials.
Resnicow K, Jackson A, Braithwaite R, DiIorio C, Blisset D, Rahotep S, Periasamy S. (2002). Healthy Body/Healthy Spirit: A Church-Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention. Health Education Research, 17(5), 562-573.
Resnicow K, McCarty F, Blissett D, Wang T, Heiztler C, Lee R. (2003). Validity of a Modified CHAMPS Physical Activity Questionnaire Among African-Americans. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(9), 1537-1545.