Community Action

LiveWell Greenville offers a eight facilitation workgroups to promote collaboration with local organizations to create a system of interacting environments to promote healthy eating and active living. Each workgroup includes a LiveWell Team Specialist, an Evaluation Specialist and several community volunteers who are committed to fulfilling the goals of each group’s Community Action Plan.

At Mealtime

The At Mealtime workgroup provides residents with resources that promote healthy eating.  Workgroup members work closely with local restaurants, mobile markets, and community gardens to support access to local produce.

LiveWell Greenville supports healthy eating throughout Greenville County by making nutritious food available, accessible and affordable.

Key Partners

Babaziki
Black Bird Specialty
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Clemson University
Furman University
Gardening for Good
Greenville County
Greenville County School District
Greenville Forward
Greenville Health System
Greenville Organic Foods Organization
Loaves & Fishes
Mill Village Farms
Papa John’s Pizza
Rhino Concessions
Slow Food Upstate
Table 301
Ten at the Top
Spinx Company

At Mealtime Workgroup

Members of the At Mealtime workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of At Mealtime Community Action Plan.  The LWG At Mealtime Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At Mealtime workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support access to healthy foods through various resources available and technical support provided by the At Mealtime Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Healthy Menu Options

The At Mealtime workgroup oversees the LiveWell on the Menu program, and supports community gardens and mobile markets by collaborating with local restaurants, vendors and produce companies.

Health & Wellness Events

The At Mealtime workgroup offers collaborative resources for community health and wellness events and encourages community partners to participate as vendors and participants at LiveWell Greenville events.

The LiveWell At Mealtime workgroup utilizes an evaluator to monitor the successes of the changes to policies, systems, and environments.

Snail Blazer Award 2015

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At Play

The At Play workgroup helps to connect residents to parks and recreation venues as an outlet for physical activity.  This workgroup helps supports the growth and maintenance of our public parks and trails systems in order to increase accessibility to safe, convenient places to be active.

LiveWell Greenville supports the growth and maintenance of our public parks and trails systems in order to increase accessibility to safe, convenient places to be active.

LiveWell Near You Map

Mobi-Rec
The City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department provides a mobile recreation (MobiRec) vehicle designed to increase opportunities for youth to participate in safe, quality, structured play and recreation in areas where services are not available. Mobi-Rec is one of 3 park initiatives supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant.

Park Hop
Park Hop is LiveWell Greenville’s summer-long, countywide scavenger hunt. Each summer, 19 parks are featured with fun clues designed to encourage the entire family to get active and enjoy one of Greenville County’s best assets, our parks! Park Hop is one of 3 park initiatives supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant.

Park Heroes
Greenville County’s Park Heroes initiative encourages the community to get involved in the maintenance and support of parks around the entire county.  Park Heroes is one of 3 park initiatives supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant.

 

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to improve access to healthy activity and recreation opportunities throughout Greenville County.

Key Partners

City of Fountain Inn
City of Greenville
City of Greer
City of Mauldin
City of Simpsonville
City of Travelers Rest
Cunningham Recreation
Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Greenville Drive
Kidding Around Greenville
Paris Mountain State Park
Safe Kids Upstate
Spinx Company
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
USC Arnold School of Public Health

At Play Workgroup

Members of the At Play workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of At Play Community Action Plan.  The LWG At Play Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At Play workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support access to physical activity through various resources available and technical support provided by the At Play Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Physical Activity Options

The At Play workgroup oversees the LiveWell Park Hop Celebration and summer scavenger hunt and supports the expansion of and access to recreational programs by collaborating with local park agencies.

Health & Wellness Events

The At Play workgroup offers collaborative resources for community health and wellness events and encourages community partners to participate as vendors and participants at LiveWell Greenville events.

Physical Activity Evaluation Summaries

Park Hop: This study will assess the effectiveness of the Park Hop campaign in increasing park usage, park discovery, and physical activity within parks, as well as overall satisfaction and enjoyment of the Park Hop program. The Park Hop program included 19 parks and recreation venues across Greenville County during summer 2014. Observations of park use and physical activity will occur in 2 Park Hop parks and 2 matched control parks not included in the program. Study participants will include children and families completing the Park Hop Scavenger Hunt using either the Park Hop paper passport or the Park Hop mobile scavenger hunt app.  Click to view the evaluation summary Park-Hop: valuation of an inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity among youth in Greenville County, SC

Parks & Environmental Justice: The purpose of the study is to examine if the availability, features, and quality of parks in Greenville County, SC are equitably distributed across demographic indicators (e.g., income, race, education) and to examine the relationship between park availability, features, and quality and childhood obesity levels. Click to view the evaluation summary Parks, Environmental Justice, and Childhood Obesity in Greenville, SC

At Play Evaluation Team

Dr. Alicia Powers serves as the Principal Investigator and Evaluation Director for LiveWell Greenville. Dr. Powers joined Furman University in 2007 as a professor in the Health Sciences Department.  She teaches Research and Evaluation, as well as Advanced Nutrition.  Dr. Powers also serves as the advisor for the Health Sciences Majors Club and her research and evaluation project, including numerous projects with LiveWell Greenville, involve more than 25 students each year. alicia.powers@furman.edu

Melissa Fair, MPH joined LiveWell Greenville in 2013 as the At Play Workgroup Specialist and now serves as theEvaluation Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s of Exercise Science from Furman University and her Master’s of Public Health from USC Arnold School of Public Health.  As a first year doctoral student at the USC Arnold School of Public Health, Melissa is involved in research with the Built Environment and Community Health (BEACH) Lab. mfair@livewellgreenville.org

Morgan Hughey joined the LiveWell team as the At Play Specialist in 2015 and assists with physical activity evaluation. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and her Master’s of Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She is currently working on her doctoral degree in public health from the University of South Carolina and participates in research with the Built Environment and Community Health Laboratory.  In her free time, Morgan plays in a local sports league and enjoys all outdoor activities. mhughey@livewellgreenville.org

Dr. Andrew Kaczynski serves as the lead evaluator for the At Play workgroup. Currently Dr. Kaczynski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior within the Arnold School of Public Health and is also affiliated with USC’s Prevention Research Center. Andy’s research focuses on the impact of community environments and policies on physical activity and obesity, with a particular emphasis on the role of parks in promoting active living and health among children and adults.

At Play Presentations and Publications

2014 South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Conference: “Park Hop: Inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity among youth in Greenville County, SC” Click here to view the presentation

2014 Active Living Research Conference: “Park Hop: An inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity in Greenville, SC” that highlights collaboration with the LiveWell Greenville evaluation team for the For Fun Group and the BEACH Lab.  Click to view the Active Living Research 2014 Park Hop Poster

BEACH Lab Final Logo

Park Hop 2015 Kick Off a Success

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Fitness with your furry friends!

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City of Greenville’s Mobi-Rec

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At School

The At School workgroup helps create learning environments that support healthy eating and active living.  This workgroup supports schools to ensure fresh healthy food is served in cafeterias, fewer unhealthy food options are available, and that children engage in more physical activity.

LiveWell Greenville supports the health and well-being of students and staff at local schools by helping make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Healthy School Infographic

Wellness Team Resources

Healthy Snack Resources

Healthy Celebration Resources

Classroom Movement Resources

Healthy Class Reward Resources

Healthy Student Reward Resources

Healthy Fundraiser Resources

Healthy Concession and Vending Resources

Healthy School Store Resources

Staff Wellness Resources

LiveWell Schools Snack Guide

Wellness Event Planner – Coming Soon!

Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snack Calculator is an interactive on-line tool that determines if a product meets the “Smart Snack” guidelines.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Smart Snacks Navigator is an extensive on-line list of products that meet the “Smart Snack” guidelines.

LiveWell Health Fair – coming soon!

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living in the learning environments throughout Greenville County.

Key Partners

Culinary Institute of the Carolinas
District 1 PTA
Furman University
Greenville County School District
Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services
Greenville Health System
Piedmont Health Foundation
Safe Routes to School
United Way of Greenville County
Upstate Forever

At School Workgroup

Members of the At School workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of At School Community Action Plan.  The LWG At School Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At School workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the At School Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Health & Wellness Events

The At School workgroup offers collaborative resources for community health and wellness events at Greenville County schools.

The LiveWell At School workgroup utilizes an evaluator to monitor the successes of the changes to policies, systems, and environments.

LiveWell At School Award Winners Honored

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Smart Snacks in Schools

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Out of School Time

The Out of School workgroup provides resources to childcare environments to promote healthy eating and active living.  This workgroup supports afterschool and summer program providers in making the healthy choice the easy choice for children and families.

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living through after school care and summer programs.

Key Partners

Building Opportunities in Out of School Time (BOOST)
Child Care Resource & Referral System
City of Greenville
City of Greer
Clemson University
Communities in Schools
Furman University
Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Greenville County School District
Greenville Family Partnership
Greenville Health System
First Steps
Safe Kids
Project Host
United Way of Greenville County
YMCA of Greenville

Out of School Workgroup

Members of the Out of School workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the Out of School Community Action Plan. The LWG Out of School Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The Out of School workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the Out of School Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Health & Wellness Events

The Out of School workgroup offers collaborative resources for health and wellness events held by after school and summer program providers.

LWG is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Healthy Out of School Designations.  You may apply as an afterschool care provider or a summer camp provider.  If you offer both afterschool and summer camp programs, please consider submitting an application for both awards.

2015 Healthy Afterschool Program Application

2015 Healthy Summer Camp Program Application

 

2014 Out of School Award Winners

2013 Out of School Award Winners

At Work

The At Work workgroup supports employers by offering a variety of tools, information and  resources to encourage employees to live well at work. This workgroup encourages implementation of worksite wellness opportunities and supports local employers in making the healthy choice the easy choice for their employees.

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living throughout the local business community.

Key Partners

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Clemson University
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Furman University
Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Greenville County School District
Greenville Family Partnership
Greenville Health System
Northwestern Mutual
Pelham Medical Center
Rosenfeld Einstein
ScanSource
South Carolina Hospital Association
YMCA of Greenville

At Work Workgroup

Members of the At Work workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the At Work Community Action Plan. The LWG At Work Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At Work workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the At Work Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Health & Wellness Events

The At Work workgroup offers collaborative resources for community health and wellness events held for local companies, human resource directors, wellness teams, and employees.

The LiveWell At Work workgroup utilizes an evaluator to monitor the successes of the changes to policies, systems, and environments.

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At Worship

The At Worship workgroup establishes healthier faith communities through healthy eating and active living programs.  This workgroup supports congregations as they work to create healthier worship environments.

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living by working with ministers, staff and volunteers throughout the worship community.

Key Partners

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Department of Health and Environmental Control
Furman University
Greenville Health System
Hispanic Alliance
Long Branch Baptist Church
Pelham Medical Center
USC Upstate

At Worship Workgroup

Members of the At Worship workgroup include ministers, staff and community representatives who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the At Worship Community Action Plan. The LWG At Worship Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At Worship workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the At Worship Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Health & Wellness Events

The At Worship workgroup offers collaborative resources for community health and wellness events held through local houses of worship.

The LiveWell At Worship workgroup utilizes an evaluator to monitor the successes of the changes to policies, systems, and environments.

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At the Doctor

The At the Doctor workgroup supports the prevention and medical treatment of obesity and overweight conditions.  This workgroup supports health care providers with tools to better prevent and treat obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease in the primary care setting.

LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living by working with healthcare professionals and residents who treat obesity and overweight conditions in our community.

Key Partners

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Greenville Health System
Pelham Medical Center

At the Doctor Workgroup

Members of the At the Doctor workgroup include healthcare professionals and community representatives who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the At the Doctor Community Action Plan. The LWG At the Doctor Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.

Best Practice Guidelines

The At the Doctor workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the At the Doctor Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

Health & Wellness Events

The At the Doctor workgroup offers collaborative resources for community health and wellness events held through local healthcare systems and providers.

The At the Doctor workgroup utilizes an evaluator to monitor successes in policies, systems, and environments in treating obesity in the healthcare setting.

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Around Town

The Around Town workgroup provides resources for residents to make healthy transportation and recreation choices. This workgroup promotes development and maintenance of bike lanes, sidewalks and trails.  This workgroup supports transportation and public transit agencies with tools to develop a more complete system that fosters healthy living.

LiveWell Greenville provides local residents with resources to help them make healthy transportation and recreation choices.

LiveWell Greenville brings together local transit agencies and community partners to provide healthy and active means of transportation and recreation.

Key Partners

Bike Walk Greenville
City of Greenville
City of Greer
City of Mauldin
City of Simpsonville
City of Travelers Rest
Greenville County
Upstate Forever

Around Town Workgroup

Members of the Around Town workgroup include transit agencies and community representatives who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the Around Town Community Action Plan. The LWG Around Town Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community. The Around Town workgroup only meets as needed based on community growth and transportation needs.

The LiveWell Around Town workgroup utilizes an evaluator to monitor the successes of the changes to policies, systems, and environments.

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