ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Rapides Foundation is meeting with local church groups to brief them on DASH for a Healthy Lifestyle program.
The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/Zmkhg0 ) DASH — short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — is a nutrition and exercise program studied at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. The Rapides Foundation is offering DASH to all central Louisiana congregations.
Volunteers from each church would be trained to lead DASH groups of up to 20 parishioners over a period of 18 months.
Applications for the program must be made by Jan. 23. The application form can be downloaded at www.rapidesfoundation.org.