The State of Obesity in South Carolina

South Carolina has the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and the 24th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17. South Carolina’s adult obesity rate is currently 34.1%, up from 21.1% in 2000 and from 12.0% in 1990. This state profile includes data on adult and childhood obesity, obesity-related health issues, […]

25 Healthiest Schools in South Carolina

Some of American’s healthiest schools are in South Carolina. Twenty-five schools were among a total 461 recognized recently as “America’s Healthiest Schools” by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The schools earned the distinction by successfully meeting a rigorous set of criteria for serving healthier […]

Get Fit Don’t Sit

Today is American Diabetes Association® National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day™, and we’re asking you to encourage your employees to get up and move at least once every 30 minutes throughout the workday. Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of health complications. The ADA recommends breaking up sitting time […]

Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

Community Leader: Jamie Gibson, SNAP Champion, Hub City Farmers’ Market   Raising children on a low-income and with limited resources is difficult for any parent. And buying healthy foods with those limited resources is even more difficult, but that didn’t stop one Spartanburg mom from feeding her family healthy, fresh foods and eventually stepping into a […]