Sisters Together is a nation-wide community-based program that encourages African American women to eat healthier foods and become more physically active. A program was developed in Lincoln, Nebraska to increase the awareness of the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables and to encourage Black women to be more physically active. Pre and post evaluations showed that program participants increased their intake of fruits and vegetables and were more physically active. Further research is needed to determine ways to provide continued support to these women and build program elements into existing community resources.
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Jones, G., Lynch, P., & Schnepf, M. (2007). Sisters Together- Program Increases Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity of African American Women. The Journal of Extension, 45(4), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss4/19