The Seventh-day Adventist Church has long promoted a message of healthful living. Adventists InStep for Life is an opportunity to live and share this message in a broader context and make a positive impact for Christ. It is an opportunity to make our schools and workplaces healthier by providing quality nutrition, integrating physical activity during the day, and teaching about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. It is also an opportunity to partner with the community and show that we care as we make our neighborhoods healthier by creating safe places for physical activity and providing access to affordable, healthy food.


The North American Division has set the following 4 annual goals for Adventists InStep for Life:

Increase physical activity by:

  1. Accumulating 2 million physical activity miles through walking and other physical activities
  2. 60% of Adventist students achieving the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (United States only) or NAD Active Lifestyle Award.

Focus on nutrition and increased fruit and vegetable servings by:

  1. Launching 100 summer feeding sites (at least one church and one school site per conference)
  2. Starting 100 new vegetable gardens or farmer’s markets (at least one church and one school garden or market per conference)
  3. Engage kids, youth, parents, schools and the community in working together to fight obesity


Adventists InStep for Life is sponsored by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has been a part of the Health Ministries department for nearly 15 years.

The material in this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any illness, metabolic disorder, disease or health problem. Always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Use of the programs, advice and information contained in this website is at the sole choice and risk of the reader.