Policies & Procedures

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.

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.

Tega Cay Planning for Changing Mobility Patterns

Dec. 21 2020 (Tega Cay, SC) Tega Cay’s comprehensive plan updated added a Health and Active Living element to enhance and strengthen the physical and social well-being of residents. ESMMYC was pleased to be part of the city’s Health and Active Living focus group as part of the update.

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!

Bike/Ped Project Plans for Residents to Support

York County (Jun. 15, 2019) The Bike/Ped Coalition of York County wants residents to know how to support pedestrian/bicycle projects. Did you know that plans and policies already exist that support York County and its communities becoming more bicycle and pedestrian friendly? But to get them implemented, the public needs to vocalize their support! City, town and county councils need to hear from residents that residents want this work prioritized!

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.

Setting the Standard: School District Wellness Policies – Food Rewards?

York County, SC (Mar. 17, 2019) Effective wellness policies support a culture of health within a school community by establishing sustainable, uniform practices and procedures that make the healthy choice the easy choice for students, staff, and families. Food rewards are not the healthy choice.