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Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better

This is a national initiative designed to encourage Black women 18 and over to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.

Sisters Together is an initiative of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN), a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sisters Together has also produced three colorful, age appropriate, and culturally relevant brochures that offer Black women, their families, and their friends practical, science-based tips to help them move more, eat better, and ultimately, improve their quality of life. The brochures are:

  • Celebrate the Beauty of Youth
  • Energize Yourself and Your Family
  • Fit and Fabulous as You Mature

In addition to the brochures, Sisters Together works with, national and local newspapers, magazines, radio stations and consumer and professional organizations to further raise awareness among black women about the health benefits of regular physical activity and healthy eating.

The pilot program promoted the "Move More Eat Better" message among Black women aged 18 to 35 through educational materials and planned activities such as walking groups, dance classes, and cooking demonstrations.

Sisters Together focuses on Black women because recent statistics indicate that nearly 80 percent of them are overweight or obese.

For more information about WIN and Sisters Together, please call WIN's toll-free number (877) 946-4627 or the local number (202) 828-1025.

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