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Congregation commits to better eating

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  An Albany church is partnering with Emory University to improve the health of its members.

Oakridge Baptist Church members gather at an enrichment center for meetings and exercise.

They also eat meals here, but those meals are no longer unhealthy thanks to a partnership with Emory to encourage people to seek physical health as well as spiritual health.

Pastor Rick Pogue is a cancer survivor and knows eating better leads to better health all around.

"Here to fore, we did have the fried chicken after Bible study, but now we have begun with vegetables and fruits and of course, we're looking at some tangible results of that. We're looking at people right before our eyes who have lost quite a bit of weight, quite a few inches," he said.

Reverend Pogue says the healthy message isn't just delivered through the food, but also in Sunday sermons and youth activities.


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