Culture Change

Forming a York County Food Policy Council

July 27, 2021 (York County, SC) Ready about the formation of a York County Food Policy Council, as shared by
Wholespire York County leadership team member, Lynn Shanklin Caldwell, in our June 2021 general membership meeting.

How Do You Effectively Engage School Districts?

May 20, 2021 (York County, SC) Read how ESMMYC “effectively engages the school districts” – a question that our past chair received while presenting at the “Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities.”

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats with CN2 Today

Feb. 11, 2021 (Tega Cay, SC) “Heart-healthy treats” are great ways to say, “I love you!” Check out these healthy, tasty Valentine’s Day treats that Tega Cay Healthy Kids prepared in this CN2 Today segment filmed at Bakers Buzzin’. And learn more about Eat Smart Move More York County and Impact York County’s work to reduce food insecurity in our communities.

Walk and Roll Safely to School Together

Jan. 24, 2021 (Tega Cay, SC) Tega Cay Elementary School is a model for walking and biking to school, with sidewalks, a walking path, and bike racks filled on any nice day. Read these tips on how cyclists and pedestrians can be safe together.

Fort Mill Mayor Joins SC Livable Communities Alliance

Jan. 9, 2021 (Fort Mill, SC) Mayor Guynn Savage joined the SC Livable Communities Alliance! She is one of 25 SC mayors, including two others from York County, who have expressed support for more livable communities and safer streets for all users in SC.

Parents Pursuing Safe Ped/Cycling to 2 New FMSD Schools

Jan. 9, 2021 (Fort Mill, SC) Kids naturally will walk to school if they live nearby, yet Fort Mill residents worry that the route to two new schools is unsafe. Read about efforts and obstacles for getting a safe pathway to CRHS and FCMS.

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!