Culture Change

Do Our Part: Wear a Mask & Socially Distance

June 30, 2020 (York County, SC) With alarming growth in newly-reported COVID-19 cases, we each must do our part to wear face masks and socially distance from others in public. Let’s show respect to fellow community members to get us through this critical time in our public health crisis. We owe it to the healthcare professionals and essential workers who risk themselves daily to serve our community.

Questions to Gauge Candidate Support for Active Living & Healthy Eating Policies

May 11, 2020 (York County, SC) SC’s primary elections will be on June 9. Issues highlighted during this COVID-19 public health crisis and economic challenges show that ESMMYC focus on making the healthy choice the easy choice in York County remains critical. Reach out now to candidates running for office to understand their positions on policies related to active living and access to healthy foods!

Equality vs. Equity

“Equality, a core U.S. Value, is not Equity. That difference can mean years off your life.” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shares and explains this graphic to help explain equity vs. equality.

Standard Setting: School Wellness Policies – Food Marketing to Kids?

York County, SC (Mar. 27, 2019) ESMMYC supports school wellness policies that prohibit the marketing to students of foods that do not meet minimum nutrition standards. Such advertising on campus weakens school and family efforts to teach students to make informed choices about nutrition, health and physical activity.

SC Livable Communities Alliance

SC (Dec. 2018) Join the South Carolina Livable Communities Alliance in creating safe, healthy communities. See which York County mayors have joined the SCLCA to support a state policy that enables streets that are safer, healthier, and more accessible for users of all ages and abilities, regardless of their mode of transportation.

Healthy Together 5-2-1-0 Guest Speaker

York County, SC (Apr. 30, 2018) Healthy Together 5-2-1-0 was featured at the ESMMYC general membership meeting. Rolled out in the Fort Mill and Rock Hill School Districts, this program reinforces the importance of healthy eating and active living. ESMMYC partnered with Atrium Health to support partners’ culture of healthy living through engagement, consistent messaging, collaboration, education and policy changes.

Impact York County: Coalition of Coalitions to Support a Culture of Community Health

York County, SC (Nov. 16, 2017) This coalition of York County coalitions is dedicated to empowering and improving our community through health and wellness. Members are working to demonstrate collective impact and support a culture of community health. They committed to collaborating to unite initiatives in order to maximize effectiveness. They always are asking, “who is missing from the table?” Maybe you should get involved!

Oakridge Middle School Gets Important Recognition from SC Safe Routes to School

Clover, SC (May 8, 2017) Oakridge Middle School is the first school in York County, and the third in South Carolina, to reach the “platinum partnership level” with South Carolina Safe Routes to School!  Congratulations the Home of the Eagles and the Clover School District. An OMS student compiled this YouTube video explaining the importance […]