Adventists InStep for Life
The National Lets Move initiative launched a “video context” for churches to send their stories on how they are making their communities healthier last month. One of our churches submitted the video which was accepted and is now waiting for the community votes. We are delighted to see how the Filipino Capitol SDA Church in Beltsville, Maryland, is touching the lives of their own kids, youth and families, as well as making an impact in their community. Please watch their short video and also VOTE for them. This is a video that showcases what a faith-based community can do to prevent and reverse childhood obesity. We need as many people voting for this video as it is the only SDA video in the contest. Others submitted videos but they did not meet the requirement criteria. So lets ALL vote EVERY DAY in order to really show our support! Please send this to your friends and family to also vote. The deadine is May 11 only, after that they will count the votes and see which one had to most votes. Every vote makes a difference!
The link to vote is below (the name of the video is “Healthy Kids Lifestyle”:
VIDEO FOR PROMOTION
Please make sure to download and use the newest Adventists InStep for Life
video which highlights a short report of our initiative and what the goals are for this year.
Just click the link below and you can access the video (high resolution) on the dropbox:
OR you can also download the low resolution on the youtube below:
GARDENING RESOURCES AND IDEAS (NATIONAL LETS MOVE INITIATIVE)
Conference Call for faith and community leaders about Resources for Community Gardening! Join the First lady’s team and the USDA and HHS office for the next Let's Move Faith and Communities partner call to learn more about community gardening.
They'll have several guest speakers join us to share resources and their experiences in building successful gardens in their communities. You do not need to RSVP for this call. If you have questions, please email email@example.com
Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Mountain, 11:00 AM Pacific
Join online at www.connectmeeting.att.com
meeting number: 888-858-2144
access code: 8430455
AISFL WEBINAR MAY 29 2012
Please make sure to register for our next AISFL Webinar, which will highlight the summary about gardening resources, awards available for churches, and also events that are being planned for this year across the Division, including the Lets Move Day on September 23. To register for the webinar please go to:
Title: Adventists InStep for Life (AISFL), Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
VIBRANT LIFE IS PREPARING A SPECIAL ISSUE RE: OBESITY
Vibrant Life is preparing a special issue on obesity epidemic which you can use to hand out on your LETS MOVE DAY event to the friends and community participants. Please watch for more information on that in our newsletter.
LETS MOVE DAY and Adventists InStep for Life Events
Now is the time to start to plan your Lets Move Day event. Please send us information about your event, including flyers and promotionals and we will be glad to add them to our website under national events. Also if you are planning any other health promotion events in your church or community let us know. We want to help you promote how you are impacting your community. Simply send those to us via the contact us page or email a reply.
REPORTING YOUR MILES
We have doubled our goal for this year based on last year’s results, so 2 million miles is our “bold” goal. However we can only reach that if ALL of you not only report your own miles but also encourage your family, friends and fellow church and community members to do the same. Please go to www.adventistsinstepforlife.org
and make sure your miles are up to date for your own individual account, as well as for your church, school or hospital. Your miles, kilometers or minutes of activity can make ALL the difference.
SAVE THE DATE – Adventists InStep for Life 2012 Awards
We will celebrate the participation of individuals and organization in the 2012 during a special award ceremony in New York city, on March 16, 2013 (SAVE THE DATE).
Make sure to let us know how you are impacting your communities by reporting it diligently online (activity, gardening, etc) and also by sending us news, videos, or any other way to tell your story. In the fall we are also going to launch a special Adventists InStep for Life (AISFL) award for students attending Adventists Schools
(grades 1-8) who meet the AISFL “Lifestyle Challenges”. More on that will be introduced at the NAD Education Convention (August 2012).
May God continue to motivate and encourage you to choose a full, healthy life daily and also to tell the world sharing the benefits with others
Knowing God Deeply, Loving Him Supremely, Sharing Him Passionately
Katia Reinert, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, FCN
Director, Adventist Health Ministries
North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists