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Every Journey Starts With the First Step.

For many of us, a healthy lifestyle is more of a dream than reality. Sometimes making changes seems too hard.  But the first step toward a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be big.  A first step can be as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or swapping your daily candy with a piece of fruit.  Once you decide to improve your health, start with something easy.  Every change after that will seem easier.  Be a FAN for your health!  Small steps can begin today.


What is FAN?
FAN is a FREE Christian-based program that works to create a healthy church environment. It helps members learn about and meet the national guidelines for physical activity and healthy eating: 

  • Physical activity: At least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week (e.g., brisk walking)

  • Healthy eating: More fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and less unhealthy fats and salt

Why is FAN important?
FAN was developed with and for churches to prevent and address the most common health conditions impacting congregations and communities, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. FAN focuses on physical activity and healthy eating because these two behaviors are consistently shown in research to prevent and treat these and more health conditions. God gave us our body and wants us to care for it. 1 Corinthians 6:20 reads, “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (NKJV) Clifton Park can benefit from FAN by having healthier members. Healthy members can more fully participate in church life and carry out the work of God. #Healthybody. We also will use FAN to improve the health of the communities we serve.


Who is FAN for?

  • FAN is for everyone. FAN is for you. 

What are the goals of FAN?

  • Become physically active at moderate intensity (e.g., brisk walking) for at least 150 minutes per week

  • Eat more vegetables and fruits (3+ cups of vegetables (particularly leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables) and 2 cups of fruit each day)

  • Eat more whole grain foods (e.g., whole wheat breads and pasta, brown rice)

  • Eat less fat, especially trans fats

  • Eat less salt

How do members participate?

  • Join FAN activities throughout the year•

  • Attend the October 23 FAN kickoff

  • Talk with a member of the FAN Team•    

    • Cheryl Callahan – Health & Wellness Ministryo    

    • Gloria Carpenter – Women’s Ministry

    • Eric Ferebee – At-Large

    • Irvin Johnson – Men’s Ministry

    • Claudette Knight – Health & Wellness Ministry

    • Danielle Moore – Health & Wellness Ministry

    • Karen Aaron – Hospitality Ministry

    • Margaret Moore – Senior Adult Ministry

    • Ugochi, Achonolu Camille Applewhite and Andrew  Sam – Youth Ministry


If you’d like to meet with a 
Health and Wellness Ambassador, or would 
like additional information about this ministry,

contact us at

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