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 […]

What is Childhood Obesity??

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States. It affects more than 30 percent of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. This number has more than tripled since 1980.

Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat and Be Healthy

When it comes to getting kids to be healthy, many parents struggle. Competing priorities, such as busy schedules and dealing with temptations, can derail the best-intentioned plans. Below are a few tips to help parents easily sneak in healthy foods and behaviors into every day

Get Moving!!

Take the first step. Start with walking! Why? It’s easy and it works!

Barnwell schools undergoing safety assessment

The Barnwell People’s Sentinel Covered a Safety Inspection, in October, at the Barnwell Elementary as a participant of the S.C. Safe Routes To School organization in conjunction with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Controls; Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina and Axis 1 Center of Barnwell County.

Youth to begin HYPE project implementation

Six Youth Teams across the state will begin to implement their HYPE projects. Youth are completing the Think and Learn phases of the HYPE Project, a youth empowerment program that teaches youth how to tackle healthy eating and active living issues in their communities and how to become leaders in their communities. Youth teams in the Think […]

Heart-Healthy Kitchen Staples

Being healthy begins with living healthy. Maintaining healthy options in your kitchen will deter you from unhealthy food choices.