GC Nutrition Council

The General Conference Nutrition Council (GCNC) is a group of qualified nutritionists and health ministry leaders that provide expertise to advise the church on nutrition and health-related matters. If you or your church have a nutrition-related question for which you cannot find an answer to, you are welcome to submit it to the GCNC for…

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GC Nutrition Council

The General Conference Nutrition Council (GCNC) is a group of qualified nutritionists and health ministry leaders who provide expertise to advise the church on nutrition and health-related matters. If you or your church have a nutrition-related question for which you cannot find an answer to, you are welcome to submit it to the GCNC for…

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General Conference Nutrition Council in Action

General Conference Nutrition Council in Action Tasmania, Australia | General Conference The General Conference Nutrition Council (GCNC) had its annual meeting in Tasmania, Australia on March 12-17, 2019. During the first four days, the nutritional experts reviewed papers in preparation for publication of various Nutritional Fact Sheets. They also listened to presentations by experts on…

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7th Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Loma Linda University, CA | USA The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition took place in Loma Linda, CA, from February 26-28. Globally recognized as the world’s premier scientific congress on the effects of vegetarian and other plant-based diets, it showcased recent advances from basic science, epidemiology and clinical trials in vegetarian nutrition from around the…

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GC Nutrition Council Annual Meeting

Silver Spring | General Conference—Nutritionists and some division Health Directors from around the world met on October 17-19, 2017 for the annual meeting of the General Conference Nutrition Council (GCNC) in Silver Spring, MD.  Chaired by Dr. Fred Hardinge, Associate Health Ministries Director and a dietitian himself, the group of highly qualified nutritionists aims at…

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Seventh-day Adventists and Nutrition

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2016 The Seventh-day Adventist Church encourages a balanced vegetarian diet. “The diet God ordained in the Garden of Eden–the vegetarian diet–is the ideal, but sometimes we cannot have the ideal. In those circumstances, in any given situation or locale, those who wish to stay in optimum health…

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No Health Without Mental Health!

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Writing to his friend Gaius, John the Revelator writes the following: “Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John verse 2). This well-known verse could be…

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Health Leaders Empowered for Comprehensive Health Ministry

Since the pandemic started in 2020, Israel Field (IF) Health Ministry director Oksana Stoyanova, realized people had many questions about accurate health information. This brough immense opportunities for health education and outreach.

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Religiosity and Health, Health Behaviors, Mental Health, Psychological Well-being Studies of Seventh-day Adventists

February 2021 Alina Baltazar, Duane McBride, Gary Hopkins, Curt VanderWaal Purpose The purpose of this brief document is to provide research literature from health studies of Seventh-day Adventist populations. This is not meant to be comprehensive, but hopefully sufficient to assist in providing relevant references about studies focusing spirituality and health in Adventist populations. The…

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Virtual Cooking Show And Scaling Up Health Ministries Training

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2020 Philippines | Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) This summer with the rising of the pandemic, the health ministries department of SSD under the leadership of Dr. Lalaine Alfanoso hosted several virtual health programs in order to reach people all over the globe concerning health amidst the COVID-19…

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Celebration Leaders

CELEBRATIONS® is an acronym for 12 healthful living principles: Choices, Exercise, Liquid, Environment, Belief, Rest, Air, Temperance, Integrity, Optimism, Nutrition, Social Support and Services. We also make four promises to our readers: 1. The choices are yours to make, and we honor your individual rights and responsibility.2. We as Seventh-day Adventists believe in a Creator…

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Health Professions and Administration

Access links for healthcare administrators and various health professional associations, factsheets on healthy nutrition, and scientifically-sound answers to health questions in the “Ask the Doctors” page.

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Vitamin B12 for the Vegetarian

FACT SHEET VITAMIN B12 FOR THE VEGETARIAN By Team, General Conference Nutrition Council Why is Vitamin B12 Important to our health? Why do vegetarians need to supplement their diet with B12?  Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient, required for DNA synthesis (and ultimately cell division), maturation of red blood cells, and the synthesis of myelin…

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