Projects & Programs

“Healthy Weight & Your Child” at the Upper Palmetto YMCA

York County, SC (Oct. 8, 2018) The Healthy Weight and Your Child evidence-based program is coming to town! Special guest speaker, Halie Patterson, Community Health Coordinator at the Upper Palmetto YMCA, described the program in our October membership meeting. Are you interested in learning more or getting involved?

HYPE Team Achieves Success with Multiple Projects

Clover, SC (May 15, 2018) The Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) team, made of up of students at Blue Eagle Academy in Clover who are also members of the Boys and Girls Club of York County, are focusing on increasing access to physical activity at their school and Junior Eagle Academy. Read about their efforts after they formed in 2015 as a result of the Let’s Go! South Carolina Initiative.

DHEC and the Alliance for a Healthier SC Need Your Input!

SC (Aug. 2017) Help SC DHEC and the Alliance for a Healthier S.C. prepare for a Statewide Health Assessment — they need your input to make it successful. Survey results will be used to identify issues that can be addressed through collaborative planning and action.

ESMMYC Complete Streets Workshop

York, SC (July 26, 2016) The 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.

S.C. Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

The S.C. House Ways and Means Committee will be debating the state budget the week of February 22nd, including a request for funds for the S.C. Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI).  This initiative will provide loans to local farmers and businesses to establish, renovate or expand food projects in communities known as “food deserts” (neighborhoods […]


The Tomato project The environment club of Northwestern High School clean up the greenhouse at Applied TECHNOLOGY CENTER and got the tomato plugs from a local farm.

Walkability Assessment for the City of York November 2015

Report from ACE Walkability Assessments done in the Historic District of York for your use. This activity is part of the bicycle-pedestrian planning work supported by the BCBS grant. The assessment was completed through a partnership between Eat Smart Move More York County, City of York staff, and York County Planning. The purpose of a […]

Rosewood Elementary Connecting with the Community

The obesity rate in South Carolina is 32%. As a neighborhood school, Rosewood Elementary, in Rock Hill, South Carolina was poised to reach out to our community to engage our resources and create paths to increase physical activity before, during and after the school day. We partnered with multiple agencies to examine infrastructure, long range […]

Healthy Food ln School Bill (S 484)

“Healthy Food in Schools” support when educating SC Legislature members — the bill they will be considering soon in the SC House is S. 484; see also the ESMMSC website for similar advocacy information TALKING POINTS