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African American health, ChooseMyPlate, Eat Healthy Be Active, faith community nursing, health promotion, obesity



  1. Cooper, Kami C.
  2. King, Michalene A.
  3. Sarpong, Daniel F.


Abstract: Research suggests that over 80% of U.S. adult African American (AA) women are at risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. In 2011-2012, 56.6% of non-Hispanic Black women were obese (BMI >= 30 kg/m2). Project TEACH-Transforming, Empowering, and Affecting Congregation Health was designed to determine the effectiveness of a faith-based, culturally competent, nutrition and exercise program targeting AA women in a church setting.