Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Eat Smart Move More offers COVID-19 Rapid Response Mini-grants

Through funds received from the OneSC Fund, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina  is offering a rapid response mini-grant opportunity for COVID-19 relief. Mini-grants up to $3,000 are available to meet the immediate needs of communities that are not being reached by the four primary food banks. Local emergency food providers and distribution hubs that may include but are not […]

Scripture Affirmations during COVID-19

Challenging times, such as we are experiencing with COVID-19, can cause us to be anxious, fearful, stressed and even have a sense of despair or loss of hope. These emotions can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. In the Bible, God’s guidebook for life, we can find His promises and instructions for such difficult times. Reading scripture from a first-person perspective – as an “affirmation” – can be helpful because God’s truths and His love for us becomes very personal. READ MORE

Town of Heath Springs Walkability Assessment

Eat Smart Move More Lancaster County (ESMMLC) partnered with the Town of Heath Springs to  host a walkability assessment. A group of around 20 people showed up to help conduct the  walkability assessment on July 27th, 2019. The group consisted of town council members, county council members, residents, and agency partners. The purpose of a […]

America Walks Opens 2019 Community Change Grant Applications

America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, Lyft, WalkBoston, and other generous sponsors, are excited to announce another round of our popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. America Walks has seen […]

Community Indicators Toolkit

Building a culture of health in Lancaster & Chester Counties “We want to live in a place where all voices matter and where all people have an opportunity to thrive. And yet, in order for all people to live healthy lives, essential resources must be readily available for everyone. We all benefit when residents come […]

Action for Healthy Kids

Play with AFHK! Play is about more than just having fun—it’s an important component of health and well-being. And it has unfortunately been put on the back burner due to jam-packed schedules, academic pressures, and budgetary constraints. But making time for Simon Says, Capture the Flag, or just pure imaginative play should be a daily […]

Don’t Give Up at the Intersection

NACTO released new guidance with best practices for intersection designs that save lives and makes walking and biking more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to remind residents of the S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App to find and buy fresh produce locally. The web-based app shows the location, hours of operation and accepted payment types – including WIC, SNAP and senior voucher programs – for hundreds of farmers markets and roadside […]

Lancaster County Snapshot

Based on the 2018 County Health Rankings, Lancaster County is ranked 13th out of 46 counties in South Carolina for health outcomes, which measures length and quality of life, and is ranked 15th for health factors, which measures health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. Lancaster County Snapshot Learn more at […]