March 21, 2011
Advocacy is looking at the world as it is and imagining what it could be. For the leaders of ESMMSC, imagining the obesity plan fully implemented in South Carolina is not just a dream but will be a reality using advocacy.
March 16, 2011
Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) have reintroduced a new version of their Fit Kids Act. The bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to increase a focus on physical education and activity, nutrition education and health education.
March 9, 2011
Let’s Move in School (LMIS) is a national initiative to increase physical activity before, during, and after school. It invites all US schools to help kids achieve 60 minutes of movement a day and improve health and academic performance. More than 800 schools have already signed on to host a LMIS celebration during National Physical Education and Sport Week (May 1-7). Rally your school, district and state to join the fun…
March 9, 2011
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is pleased to announce the release of a new publication called Bicycle and Pedestrian Curricula Guide: Making the Case for Bicycle and Pedestrian Youth Education. The guide, created through a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is intended to give Safe Routes to School practitioners, teachers, school administrators and others the necessary background information to fully understand the positive benefits of teaching bicycle and pedestrian education in the classroom, and to provide these audiences with easy access to currently available curricula.
February 25, 2011
There is much confusion among nonprofit staff and board members about whether non-profits can lobby. Legally, they can. Please click to read the full article written by Rebecca Ramos, Palmetto Public Affairs on behalf of Eat Smart, Move More SC.
February 11, 2011
Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting local action and operational functions of Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC). The Program Coordinator will represent the organization and its mission in a positive and productive manner while always seeking to cultivate collaboration and promote the healthy eating and active living movement across South Carolina.
February 9, 2011
New health care law provides new funding to reduce tobacco use, obesity and heart disease, and build healthier communities. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a $750 million investment in prevention and public health, funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the new health care law.
February 1, 2011
Urban agriculture is rising steadily in popularity in the United States and Canada—there are stories in the popular press, it has an increasingly central place in the growing local food movement, and there is a palpable interest in changing urban environments to foster both healthier residents and more sustainable communities. his report provides authoritative guidance for dealing with the opportunities and challenges faced by cities and counties of varying sizes, economies, and locations in supporting and expanding urban agriculture.
January 31, 2011
US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
January 27, 2011
Move More…it’s in the Cards provides teachers with an easy to use resource for leading children in physical activity. Each card describes an activity that teachers can use to help children meet the daily recommended amount of structured physical activity. Use of this tool increases the quality and quantity of children’s movement and can reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom. The games and activities are intended for children ages 3-5, but may be modified for younger children.