Local School District Wellness Policy Efforts Are Underway – and Due by 06/30/17

Local school districts must update and fully comply with their wellness policies by June 30, 2017. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation explains, School and district wellness policies are the cornerstone for all school health-related initiatives. From physical education to classroom celebrations, they act as both a guide and an evaluation tool against which schools can benchmark […]

Economic Impact Of Active Environments

Union, SC (Mar. 15, 2017) – The economic impact of creating environments that promote active lifestyles was presented by ESMMSC’s Hannah Jones Walters at the S.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association Spring 2017 Conference. Over 100 planners, managers, planning commissioners, zoning board members, politicians, engineers, architects, landscape architects, and allied professionals attended. Mrs. Walters encouraged the use of ESMMSC’s report on the economic impact of walkable and bikeable communities in S.C.

Connecting Health & Planning in South Carolina Communities

Rock Hill, SC (Dec. 7, 2016) – Eat Smart Move More York County (ESMMYC)’s Active Community Environments Chair, Allison Couick Love, was featured in “Connecting Health & Planning in South Carolina Communities.” This webinar showed how health advocates partner with local planners to build healthier, more active communities. Ms. Love, York County Government Transportation Planner, highlighted how healthy eating and active living advocates have partnered with planners to create healthier communities right here in York County.

Faith and Health Summit Success

Local faith leaders gathered to discuss ways to engage the faith community to promote health and wellness in their congregations. How can we create a healthier culture within our own faith communities? Participants submitted commitment cards and were interested in next steps.

ESMMYC Complete Streets Workshop

The July 26 ESMMYC Complete Streets Workshop in downtown York, SC, gave an overview of Complete Streets and the health, economic, and safety benefits that communities can realize through their implementation.

Old Town Farmers Market Gladly Accepts SNAP/EBT

The farmer’s market in Rock Hill gladly accepts SNAP/EBT. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) “puts healthy food within reach” and brings local fruits and veggies, farm-fresh eggs, cheese, honey and pastured meats to us.