February 1, 2011
Urban agriculture is rising steadily in popularity in the United States and Canada—there are stories in the popular press, it has an increasingly central place in the growing local food movement, and there is a palpable interest in changing urban environments to foster both healthier residents and more sustainable communities. his report provides authoritative guidance for dealing with the opportunities and challenges faced by cities and counties of varying sizes, economies, and locations in supporting and expanding urban agriculture.
January 31, 2011
US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
January 27, 2011
Move More…it’s in the Cards provides teachers with an easy to use resource for leading children in physical activity. Each card describes an activity that teachers can use to help children meet the daily recommended amount of structured physical activity. Use of this tool increases the quality and quantity of children’s movement and can reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom. The games and activities are intended for children ages 3-5, but may be modified for younger children.
January 27, 2011
Eat Smart Move More SC is pleased to present two resources as guides to South Carolina communities as they push for Complete Streets in their cities and towns.
The Complete Streets Toolbook is South Carolina’s guide to creating Complete Streets at the local level.
The Complete Streets Advocacy Manual is a handbook created to convince our local leaders of the benefits of Complete Streets for our communities.
November 22, 2010
In an effort to assist communities in their efforts to implement policy, environmental, and systems change strategies to address healthy eating, active living, and obesity prevention ESMMSC has compiled the following documents:
ESMM Community Priority Checklist
community assessment matrix
November 18, 2010
Eleven workplaces throughout the state were awarded grant funding this year from the South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition and Eat Smart, Move More SC to establish a lactation support program. The workplaces completed their program and met all the requirements to become a Mother-Friendly Employer. A Mother-Friendly Employer lactation support program includes: a lactation support policy […]
November 1, 2010
ESMMSC is investing in community action to address healthy eating, active living, and obesity prevention through encouraging the establishment of community coalitions and supporting existing coalitions to implement the SC Obesity State Plan through Options for Action. This funding proposal is specifically designed to support local collaborative efforts and is available to local ESMM Chapters and other community coalitions (existing and newly formed) focused on addressing healthy eating and active living through Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) change strategies.
July 9, 2010
CDC administers the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey, and all hospitals and birth centers in the US that provide maternity care are invited to participate.
June 28, 2010
Making the connection at an early age to the importance of a healthy lifestyle may prevent future health problems. The challenge for Zest Quest has been in increasing the skill level of children when they are not in school.
June 14, 2010
Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina proclaims June 2010 as Obesity Awareness Month throughout the state and encourages all South Carolinians to join in obesity prevention efforts where they live, work, and play and to make healthier decisions in their day to day lives.