“Before You Eat the Church Food” Talks on Black Church Food and Our Health
This is a AT2W replay. This still needs to be told to many church members:
Statistics say, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country, killing about one million people this year alone. The risk of developing heart disease is even higher for African Americans. In fact, heart disease kills more African Americans than cancer, HIV, accidents and violence combined.”
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) has joined the fight of getting our community aware and making a difference with its 40-minute video, “Before You Eat the Church Food, Watch This Video,” which details how unhealthy foods and sedentary lifestyles are contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemics helping fuel our heart disease numbers. The documentary also shows what progressive churches are doing to combat this disease.
The documentary was produced and moderated by Emmy-winning TV journalist Bruce Johnson (of Washington, D.C.’s CBS affiliate WUSA), a heart attack survivor, “Before You Eat the Church Food” is informative and entertaining. It includes Johnson’s story; the story of a church pastor’s recovery from a heart attack and his attempts to get his congregation healthy; and young women having the “what to do with our hair” debate. There are segments from Sylvia’s soul food restaurant in Harlem, New York; Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C.; and a New York barbershop where the owner hosts an annual health screening.