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Fitness and nutrition are very important for all ages and for all kinds of people. Teaching immigrant communities, particularly women, about nutrition, healthy cooking, and their eating habits. Moreover, encouraging women to learn about a more active lifestyle leads to unhealthy lifestyles in immigrants. They need to acknowledge that fitness has not been traditionally recognized as it has not been a part of their regular routine, education, or cultural background.
Darfur Women Network (DWN) provided nutrition and fitness services for six months. During that time our volunteer instructors taught the immigrant women and some American women about healthy eating and fitness to reduce obesity, risk of disease, and overall encourage a healthier lifestyle. In addition, they learned about growing their own fruits and vegetables in their backyards to ensure inexpensive organic vegetables.
Darfur Women Network is committed to working within the community to encourage healthy lifestyle options including fitness and nutrition.
Our series provided many immigrant and refugee women with a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another, learn more about living healthier lifestyles for themselves and their families as well as integrating common US practices with personal traditional culture.
We will be coordinating another series with new fitness and nutrition instructors as this helps us provide our community with more diversity and idea solutions. Some of our former volunteers will be returning, but we are excited to welcome new voices and faces.
We look forward to providing our upcoming schedule and hope to double our attendance in the next cycle.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters and participants! It's your commitment that makes our work possible!
The Darfur Women Network initiated the Nutrition and Fitness project for immigrant women to help them to change their own culture to maintain their healthy lifestyles.
In fact, exercise is one of the most important for them to lose weight, lower the risk of some diseases, and feel happy about themselves.
As we shares with you on November 2017, we are hoping to duplicate our program to benefit immigrant women. Now, a few young women have joined some fitness clubs, but there are many are still need help to change their culture and exercise.
Immigrant women are in need to learn how they can set up their fitness goals and how to work out to achieve their goals.
We were working with students from Butler University to help us. The students each had 20 hours to help. Therefore, we had students write some grant proposals and we are waiting for the response.
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