For Immediate Release
November 04, 2010
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Neil Friedman


(BLACK PR WIRE) (November 4, 2010) Bishop Vashti McKenzie and the 13th Episcopal District of the AME Church are tackling the obesity epidemic in a new and dramatic way. Enlisting the support of all of the Pastors and the Women’s Missionary Societies of the 13th District have partnered with the Cookie Congregation, LLC, a national weight management company to bring a new weight loss program to the Kentucky and Tennessee. Every Church and every WMS Society can now enroll in the program by the internet by logging on or by calling toll free 877-355-3438 and by using the affiliate code: “District13.”

Pastors, Presiding Elders and other Church leaders in Tennessee, Kentucky have joined the “cookie diet revolution.” Their personal testimonies about weight loss, improved health and losing inches off their waist and losing dress sizes have been remarkable – and it started with Bishop McKenzie. Her testimony is that in less than two months she was able to lose weight and inches – while still maintaining a busy schedule of preaching and conducting the business of the Church. And others noticed and complimented her – and now want to achieve the same.

In the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, some churches have arranged to be local sites for the weekly weigh-ins, counseling and distribution of the nutritional cookies and other weight loss products, and in other instances churches will be regional hubs where clusters of churches are working together to have their members meet weekly to participate in the program. “Regardless of the arrangement every congregation and every church in Tennessee and Kentucky can participate” says Stan McKenzie, Episcopal Supervisor of the 13th District.