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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 […]

Rural Health Action Plan

More than one million residents call rural South Carolina home. Preserving access to health care and improving health outcomes in our rural communities are critically important components to  South Carolina’s vitality. The America’s Health Rankings, produced by the United Health Foundation, ranks South Carolina 44th in health among all states (2017). At the county level, the Robert Wood Johnson […]

FoodShare

Fresh Food Boxes are filled with 12 to 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables. With the contents changing weekly, it’s an affordable and exciting way to eat healthy food. Bulk buying at wholesale prices makes our boxes more affordable than buying produce at retail stores. Although we are a non-profit organization, the Fresh Food […]

Moving Toward A Healthier Fairfield County

Based on the 2015 County Health Rankings, Fairfield County is ranked 32nd out of 46 counties in South Carolina for health outcomes, which measures length and quality of life, and is ranked 29th for health factors, which measures health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic  factors, and physical environment Moving Toward  a Healthier Fairfield County