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Get Fit! Fairfield

Sign– up for Get Fit! Fairfield, a fitness challenge designed to help you increase your physical fitness and lose weight. Program starts January 7, 2019 and ends March 29, 2019 To Participate: Create a Get Fit! Fairfield Team consisting of 5 people ( ages 14 & up)  Enroll at Fairfield County Parks & Recreation […]

Move Your Way

What’s your move? You know you need physical activity to stay healthy. But did you know it can make you feel better right away? Boost your mood. Sharpen your focus. Reduce stress. Improve your sleep. To find out more from the Department of Health and Human Services click this link:  Move Your Way   

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 […]

You Can Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes!

Take the test. If you score 9 or more points, sign up for Fairfield Diabetes Education Center’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Earnestine Williams, RD, CDE 803-712-0364 MAKE A CHANGE FOR LIFE! Screening Test

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 […]

Is Your Child Buckled Safely?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SC DHEC reports that “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children over one year of age. When properly installed, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. Seat belt usage increases the chances for surviving a crash […]

2018 County Health Rankings

Imagine a place where everyone has a fair and just chance to lead the healthiest life possible – communities with high quality schools, good paying jobs, access to healthy foods and quality health care, and affordable housing in safe environments. Imagine a place where differences in race, culture, and perspectives are not only tolerated, but […]