Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

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Action For Healthy Kids

Play with AFHK! Play is about more than just having fun—it’s an important component of health and well-being. And it has unfortunately been put on the back burner due to jam-packed schedules, academic pressures, and budgetary constraints. But making time for Simon Says, Capture the Flag, or just pure imaginative play should be a daily […]

Chester County School District READ-FEED-SUCCEED

“The Chester County School District has formed a partnership with the faith-based community and local businesses and organizations in a collaborative, community effort to provide books and meals to our students throughout the summer months. Last summer, 74% of students participating in the program maintained or improved their reading skills! We also gave away over […]

Read-Feed-Succeed Summer Literacy & Nutrition Program

The Chester County School District and  The Hazel Pittman Center Summer 2019 Read-Feed-Succeed Summer Literacy & Nutrition Program Parent Workshops All Sessions are FREE and open to the public. Questions?  Please contact: April Spruell | Prevention Specialist | The Hazel Pittman Center:  april@hazelpittman.org Dr. Alisha Green | Director of Literacy | Chester County School District:  […]

S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to remind residents of the S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App to find and buy fresh produce locally. The web-based app shows the location, hours of operation and accepted payment types – including WIC, SNAP and senior voucher programs – for hundreds of farmers markets and roadside […]

Chester County Snapshot

Based on the 2018 County Health Rankings, Chester County is ranked 39th out of 46 counties in South Carolina for health outcomes, which measures length and quality of life, and is ranked 34th for health factors, which measures health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.  Chester County Snapshot Learn more at […]

Parks in Chester County

Move more in Chester County by visiting one of the wonderful parks! Visit the Chester County website for more details on recreational opportunities. Brooklyn Park on Ashford St, Chester, SC: basketball court, playground Chester Nature Park: outdoor learning lab, paved walking trail, picnic tables, hiking trails Chester State Park: 759 State Park Rd: playground, picnic […]

2019 County Health Rankings Released

The 2019 Rankings are now available on their website! “With this year’s release, we’re excited to bring you updated community health information for your county, summary reports that explore health differences across the nation, and new guidance to help you understand and use the Rankings where you live.”   Updated data and new measures “Search […]

Live Health SC releases State Health Assessment

Public health and health care professionals can now view the State Health Assessment (SHA) on the Live Health South Carolina website. The SHA was used to inform the development of the State Health Improvement Plan, which can also be view on the website. The SHA can also be used as a tool in creating improvement […]

Breathe Better Program

The B 2 (Breathe Better) program is an anti-idling/clean air campaign. The goal of B 2 is to help protect the health and safety of children by reducing harmful vehicle emissions around school campuses. Solutions involve the efforts of students, faculty, administration, staff, local government and community partners working together. To start B 2 at […]

New Physical Activity Guidelines

Top 10 Things to Know About the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 1.The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based recommendations for adults and youth ages 3 through 17 to safely get the physical activity they need to stay healthy. There are new key guidelines for children […]