Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Success Stories

National Healthy Schools Awards for Spartanburg County

      In 2017, 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 […]

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 […]