Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Wylie Park Cross Walk

Eat Smart Move More Chester’s walkability assessment identified a need for a safer way to cross the road to access the popular Wylie Street Park. Pictured are the completed improvements in spring of 2017.

Chester State Park

Since opening in the 1930s, Chester State Park near Chester, South Carolina has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. Located midway between Columbia and Charlotte, in Chester, South Carolina, the park centers on a 160-acre lake surrounded by a two-mile nature trail through […]

Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional trail network that will ultimately reach 15 counties and more than 2.3 million people. More than a hiking trail, more than a bike path, the Thread Trail preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history. The Thread Trail arose from a […]

Community Leader

Le Tanya Williams What do you get when you recruit new people to join your coalition and to take an interest in their community? You get renewed energy, fresh ideas, and new connections to community members. You get community organizers like Le Tanya Williams in the City of Chester. Over five years ago, Eat Smart […]

SCaledown.org is the place to educate, engage and mobilize partners to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for South Carolinians. This site houses the South Carolina Obesity Action Plan, a tactical plan that aims to build on the success of previous efforts and offers new strategies to reduce obesity rates in the Palmetto […]

S.C. Fitness Gram Data Released

South Carolina FitnessGram Data for the 2016-2017 school year was released. We already know that weight and cardiorespiratory fitness are important to their health (current and future) of K-12 students. So, with great concern, we learn that over one-third of S.C. students were overweight or obese, and nearly one-half performed below the recommended level for […]