Who We are

Eat Smart Move More Anderson County is focused on uniting a wide variety of community partners to work together to increase active living, improve healthy eating,  and decrease adult and childhood obesity in the community. 

VISION:  We envision an Anderson County in which active living and healthy eating are the everyday culture where we live, work, learn, pray and play.

MISSION:  To lead a unified, local partnership and movement to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Eat Smart Move More (ESMM) Anderson County is a local chapter of a statewide movement aimed at coordinating obesity prevention efforts.  Taking a policy, systems and environmental (PSE) approach to health, ESMM aims to make positive, lasting changes in the communitythat supports the wellness of all.

It was established in April 2012 initially through the leadership of the City of Anderson, Anderson County and the United Way of Anderson County.  Since then many partners have come together to help create a community action plan and lead positive change and efforts around obesity prevention in Anderson County.  While the list of partners continues to grow, some of lead partners involved in the initiation of ESMM Anderson are listed below.


AnMed Health System

Anderson Area YMCA

Anderson County Medical Society


Anderson County Parks and Recreation

City of Anderson


HealthFitness Corporation

Let’s Move  – City of Anderson

Primary Care Associates, P.C


Several Anderson area schools and school districts

United Way of Anderson County