Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Trail Counters in Spartanburg

Did you know that Partners for Active Living is working with the Spartanburg Area Conservancy and the Spartanburg Area Transportation Study to employ trail counters? The counters let us know how many walkers, runners and bikers use our local trail system by counting pairs of legs and wheels that pass by. There are currently three […]

National Healthy Schools Awards for Spartanburg County

      This year, three Spartanburg County schools received prestigious National Healthy Schools awards. Boiling Springs Intermediate, Jesse Boyd Elementary and Oakland Elementary are being recognized for the high level of school wellness policies and programs. It takes a strong and dedicated team to meet the requirements for this award; only about 325 schools nationally are […]

Dr. Collin Webster and the PACES program

At the recent Spartanburg Healthy Schools Forum, Dr. Collin Webster, Associate Professor of PE at USC, discussed the Partnerships for Active Children in Elementary Schools (PACES) program. Dr. Webster and his team are working with classroom teachers to prove that incorporating physical activity into class time can improve academic performance and reduce disruptive behaviors while […]

Weigh Less, Spend Less, Eat Better

Great article in US News and World Report! One tip is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store. For in depth information about shopping for best health, check out the Navigational Grocery Store Tours led by Spartanburg Regional Heart Center dietitian, Kerri Stewart.