Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

8 Tips for a Healthy School Year

8 Tips for a Healthy School Year By Elizabeth Austin 1. Getting Enough ZZZs By far, the most important school health issue for most kids is getting enough sleep  –about 10 to 11 hours a night for elementary school-age children. That sounds simple, but the trouble is, it’s not always easy to make your child’s sleep […]

The Great American Smokeout 2016

History of the Great American Smokeout Event What is the Great American Smokeout? Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that […]


FINS SWIMMING PROGRAM “FUN in the water by SWIMMING safety”   This program is for youth ages 4 – 16 years of age and is being offered to Barnwell County youth in the towns of Barnwell and Blackville/Williston. The FINS Swimming program will be offered in Barnwell during the week of June 6-9, 2016 and […]

Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

(HealthDay News) — Don’t let kids waste summer break parked in front of the TV. Instead, get them to exercise. The American Council on Exercise suggests these fun summer activities: Encourage kids to play sports such as soccer, basketball, skateboarding or surfing. Sign your child up for a martial arts class to build strength, coordination […]

5K walk and the Let’s Go Kickoff

On March 26, Eat Smart Move More Barnwell County/ Axis I Center of Barnwell teamed up with the Blackville Community Development Corporation to hold a 5K walk and the Let’s Go Kickoff event. Through the Let’s Go Walk! campaign we were able to educate others on the open use policy Blackville Schools has for the Crystal Jenkins Memorial Walking Track. This policy is in […]

Healthy summer snacks for kids:

Healthy summer snacks for kids: Veggies and dip; carrots, celery, broccoli and peppers and dip in low fat ranch dressing. Smoothies: blend nonfat plain yogurt, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and ice in a blender. Fruit kabobs; dice up your favorite fruits and line them up on a wooden skewer. Baby carrots and a side of […]