Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Anton Gunn to give keynote at Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities’ Planning Committee is pleased to announce nationally-recognized leadership development expert Anton Gunn will provide the keynote address on October 29 at the Florence Center. Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. Read the entire article on the […]

Good Advice – encouraging kids to eat their veggies

Haile Thomas is a young world changer. Inspired to learn more about how nutrition can prevent disease by her father’s diabetes diagnosis, Haile founded a nonprofit organization at the age of 12, to encourage healthier eating for children. Learn more about the HAPPY Organization here and check out a great blog post about promoting veggies to […]

USDA Waters Downs Nutrition Standards with School Meal Flexibility Rule

Article from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation POSTED ON 11/29/17 BY DR. HOWELL WECHSLER, CEO ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION (November 29, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published today a new School Meal Flexibility Rule (Flexibility Rule) that will weaken nutrition standards aimed at reducing sodium and increasing whole grains for meals provided under the USDA’s National School […]

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 […]

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.

SNAP and Healthy Bucks at Hub City Farmer’s Market

Spartanburg’s very own farmer’s market is making news with their Double SNAP matching program and Healthy Bucks for the purchase of produce.   Read the full story here   Come see for yourself, every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm at Northside Harvest Park, 498 Howard Street.

Group to look at ways to encourage active living in Boiling Springs

By Alyssa Mulliger Go Upstate Staff Writer A Boiling Springs coalition is exploring the connection between physical environment and public health in the area to learn how to encourage a more active, healthy community. The group — Building a Healthy Boiling Springs Cohort — includes about a dozen individuals of different ages and backgrounds who […]

ESMM Spartanburg Bi-Monthly Meeting

Eat Smart Move More Spartanburg, (ESMM) is continuing to promote wellness into 2017. On Feb 6 we held our first general meeting since the transition from the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce. The meeting was attended by representatives of 15 organizations, members of the public, and volunteers. The topic was Collective Impact, a model of collaboration that leverages the common […]