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.
June 7, 2010
The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 includes data about individual behaviors related to physical activity, as well as the presence or absence of physical features and policies that can make being physically active either easy or hard to do.
May 31, 2010
Eat Smart Move More South Carolina funded the implementation of school gardens in two Greenville County Elementary schools. A horticulturist from Clemson University and a statistician from the University of South Carolina were recruited to help monitor the progress of the project.
May 31, 2010
Health 1st, MUSC’s Employee Wellness Program, is tasked with helping MUSC employees become more active at home and at work. Using a model from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the StairWELL Project was conceived to encourage employees to develop the habit of using stairs instead of elevators.
May 31, 2010
Region 6 received a grant for $4000 grant from the Eat Smart, Move More Coalition to do a project which focused on good nutrition and childhood obesity. The curriculum teaches families how to plan and eat more food at home, to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into meals, make healthier food choices when eating out and include more daily physical activity.