The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is relaunching its wildly popluar Southern Ain't Fried Sundays as a program to help Arkansans eat healthier.
African Americans have long gathered for big, family meals on Sunday, but he methods of preparation creates dinners that are high in fat, cholesterol and sugar; all of which can wreak havoc on the body. That's where the name, Southern Ain't Fried Sundays, comes from.
The CDC says poor food choices and physical inactivity are associated with the top four causes of death; heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diapetes.
The CDC also says nearly 42% of African Americans in Arkansas are obese; compare that to just over 30% of all adults.
Southern Ain't Fried Sundays includes a 21-day meal plan, a tool kit to get started and a cookbook, filled with new, healthy twists on traditional southern recipes.
Groups can even sign up to go through the program together. Being accountable to someone else can improve success rates of this or any lifestyle-changing program.
Southern Ain't Fried Sundays will kickoff on Saturday, November 9th with a free luncheon and expo!
Arkansans are invited to attend this free event, but must register at southernaintfried.org.