Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Success Stories

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 […]

Dr. Glenn Weaver Presents Keynote at Spartanburg Healthy Schools Forum

During the 2017 Spartanburg Healthy Schools Forum presented by Partners for Active Living, Dr. Glenn Weaver of the Arnold School of Public Health at USC presented a hopeful message to educators. As shown in this graphic, children in grades K – 5 actually tend to get healthier at school. By far the most weight gain […]

Butterfly Creek Daylighting project underway

  An opportunity to move more on the north side of Spartanburg! The city has begun the engineering process to bring  Butterfly Creek Daylighting project to life! Named after the butterfly effect of giving. Some of the organizations helping to make this possible are: Mary Black Foundation, Northside Development Group, City of Spartanburg SC & […]