Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Who We Are

Our Mission: To advance community-led change to reduce obesity, by making the healthy choice the easy choice for every South Carolinian.

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with community partners to create healthy eating and active living options where we live, learn, work, pray and play. The focus of our work is advocacy, community action, youth engagement, and consumer awareness. We strive to bring lasting and healthy change to local communities. Our objective is to reduce SC’s high obesity ratings.

There are new county chapters cropping up all over SC. In 2016, the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce became Eat Smart Move More Spartanburg County, bringing over 7 years of experience to the new chapter. The focus of the Spartanburg chapter is obesity prevention and promoting changes to policies, systems, and environments that increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living for all county residents.



The backbone organization for Eat Smart Move More Spartanburg County (ESMMS) is Partners for Active Living (PAL) and this is where staff is housed.

Coalition Coordinator

Alissa Duncan is the Healthy Communities Coordinator for PAL and she coordinates the ESMMS Coalition. Alissa is the lead for the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas work and she focuses on capacity building and access to healthy local food.

Coalition Support

Liz Perry is the Operations and Projects Coordinator for PAL and she provides support for the ESMMS Coalition. Liz focuses on Out-of-School Time for the ESMMS Coalition.


If you’d like to learn more, contact us here.