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Help Yourself And Others

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Would you like to help the nearly 80 percent of U.S. black  women who are overweight or obese improve their health? If yes, consider starting a Sisters Together group where  you live, work or worship.

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat  Better is a national program to help black women ages 18 and older control  their weight through healthy eating and physical activity. Designed by the  Weight-control Information Network (WIN) of the National Institute of  Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes  of Health, the free program guide helps black women form groups that work  together to reach their goals.

Free Guide

To help you get started, the Sisters  Together Program Guide features:

• Six steps to start and build your own program

• Tips and tools for using local resources, setting goals and  planning events

• Sample letters, fact sheets and other items you can adapt for your  program

• Advice on planning a meeting

• Tips on using websites, Facebook and Twitter to get the word out.

Where To Get It

To learn more about the Sisters  Together program and download the guide and other materials, check out  this link: www.win.niddk.nih.gov/sisters.

You can also follow WIN on Facebook at www.facebook.com/win.niddk.nih.gov  for Sisters Together program tips  and other ideas for healthy eating, physical activity and weight control.