Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Celebrating the Newly Paved Scott Park Trail

  In honor of the newly paved Scott Park trail members of Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County, KC Trails, and LiveWell Kershaw held a “Walk with the Mayor” event on Thursday November 14th. Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford explained the value of this trail to the community stating, “when you look at the trail don’t […]

Sweet Gum Connector Trail Ribbon Cutting

The Sweet Gum Connector Trail, a 1/2 mile paved trail that connects Woodward Park to Scott Park in Camden, was opened to the public on November 7. The trail is 10 feet wide, ADA compliant and will provide a way for people of all ages and physical abilities to exercise while enjoying nature. The purpose […]

ESMMKC Recoginized as a “Outstanding Community Friend” by SRTS SC!

Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County (ESMMKC) has been striving to make Kershaw County a healthier community. They were awarded a grant through the Healthy South Carolina Initiative to fund a county-wide trails and greenways plan. The county-wide trails and greenways plan will improve the access to physical activity by mapping out trails and greenways […]

ESMMKC Receives New Grant Funding!

Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County (ESMMKC) was recently awarded a grant from Eat Smart Move More SC through the national Community Transformation Grant. The funds are provided through the Healthy South Carolina Initiative (HSCI), and are intended to create healthier communities and to bridge the gaps in health by making community-wide changes that reduce […]

Complete Streets Implementation Workshop

On May 30, ESMMKC and the City of Camden hosted a Complete Streets Implementation Workshop in Camden.  In July 2011 the Camden City Council adopted a resolution that created a complete streets policy for the city.  The purpose of the workshop was to bring together stakeholders from across the community to develop an implementation plan for […]

Eat Smart, Move More… Kershaw County Receives National Grant

In 2009, Eat Smart, Move More… Kershaw County was awarded a national grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to participate in the Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental ChangE (ACHIEVE) initiative.  This three a year process which will include further assessmetns of the physical environment and the development and implementation of […]

Balancing InTake and Expenditure (BITE) Planning Project

Eat Smart, Move More… Kershaw County (ESMMKC) received funding to be a “control group” for the BITE grant. The BITE grant project in Kershaw County consisted of identifying bike routes throughout the County and identifying areas where Share the Road signs and bike racks were needed. After this assessment was completed, ESMMKC began the process of […]