Center of Hope Community Baptist Church:
Monday, December 05, 2022

Healthy Foods Policy



Center of Hope Community Baptist Church is concerned about the health of our members. 


People have become more and more interested in eating better and being more active; 


According to the United States Surgeon General, numerous health risks can be associated with excess body weight, including:

  • Heart disease, stroke, hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

—are largely affected by what we eat and how active we are; 


Foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and pastas, and low fat dairy products are better choices for preventing many diseases, 


Effective September 8th 2009,  it is the policy of Center of Hope Community Baptist Church that all events sponsored or supported by this organization will always include one or more of these healthier items:

Examples of events may include: meetings, potluck events, catered events, community events. 

  • Fruits and/or vegetables

    Examples of such items include fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruits (such as grapefruit, oranges apples, raisins or 100% fruit juices), and fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables


  • Low-fat milk and dairy products

   Examples include skim/nonfat or 1% milk; low-fat and fat-free yogurt; cheese and ice cream


  • Foods made from grains (like wheat, rice , and oats), especially whole grains

    Examples include low-fat whole-wheat crackers, bread and pasta; whole grain ready-to-eat cereal, low fat baked tortilla chips, pita bread


  • Water