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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.

Food Advocate Shares Her Story at ESMMYC Meeting

June 20, 2021 (York County, SC) Winthrop University master’s student, Demetria L. Cox-Thomas, shared her passion for veggie gardening, food justice and plant-based cooking at our April 2021 general meeting. Majoring in human nutrition, she already has experienced and accomplished so much!

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.”

ESMMYC Input at York County Council Public Hearing

Mar. 25, 2021 (York County, SC) The ESMMYC and Bike/Ped Coalition advocacy groups gave public input into community needs. We asked that they support new developments that are designed to be walk and bicycle-friendly, fill in gaps, and provide funds for safe walking and bicycling pathways on collector and arterial roads. This would support local economic development, the ability of lower-income residents to earn and save money, safe alternatives to car transportation, and the health and wellness of all York County residents and workers overall.

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.

My Tenure as Chair of Eat Smart Move More York County

Feb. 1, 2021 (York County, SC) Stepping down as chair of Eat Smart Move More York County (ESMMYC), Liz Duda reflects on her evolution at ESMMYC, the commitment she made, what ESMMYC accomplished, what she is most proud of, and going forward.

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.

Parents Asks RFATS to Enable Students to Walk to Schools Safely

Jan. 23, 2021 (York County, SC) At yesterday’s RFATS Policy Committee meeting, Fort Mill families asked elected officials and agencies to complete a sidewalk along the road where their children will walk and cycle to two new schools. RFATS is the local municipal planning organization responsible for our regional transportation plan. Read the comments, how we perceive the RFATS response, and next steps!

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.