On Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St. Francis Wellness Arena, LiveWell Greenville hosted second annual Wellies! Close to 300 people celebrated 82 partners for adopting 1,415 healthy eating and active living policies, systems and environments impacting approximately 53,400 individuals.
At The Doctor
The At the Doctor workgroup is currently not active, however the below tabs include valuable, evidence based resources relating to children’s health.
LiveWell Greenville supports health care providers with tools to better prevent and treat obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease in the primary care setting.
Pediatric Toolkit (English)
The LiveWell at the Doctor Pediatrician Toolkit is a collection of resources to assist doctors in addressing lifestyle changes to decrease obesity and other diseases in the children they see. Below are the resources in the LiveWell Greenville Health Care Provider Toolkit for children. To get refills for your practice, click here.
- 2008 Greenville Childhood Obesity Study
Summary of the 2008 Greenville County Childhood Obesity study conducted in partnership with Furman University and Piedmont Health Foundation.
- Expert Committee Recommendation on the Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Adolescent Overweight and Obesity 2007
An implementation guide for practitioners developed by the Childhood Obesity Action Network
- Childhood Obesity in Clinical Practice
Resource developed by LiveWell Greenville partners to remind clinical practitioners of the many complex physical and social factors that contribute to childhood obesity
- 5 Fruits & Vegetables a Day
Children should eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables each day. This resource includes information on how fruits and vegetables improve health, tips on determining correct serving sizes, and suggestions on how to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
- 2 Hours or Less of Television
Discusses the importance of limiting children’s screen time including television, computer, and gaming devices. Gives examples of fun activities that do not involve electronics.
- 1 Hour or More of Physical Activity
Children need at least one hour or more of physical activity each day. This resource helps parents incorporate more physical activity into children’s daily routines.
- 0 Sugary Beverages
Soda has no nutritional value and is high in sugar. Just nine ounces of soda has 110-150 empty calories. Many sodas also contain caffeine, which kids don’t need. In this resource parents can learn how help their children avoid these sugary drinks.
- Foods for Your Child (Ages 1-3)
Helpful information including portion size, nutrition guidelines, a sample menu, and tips for feeding your 1-3 year old child.
- Foods for Your Child (Ages 4-8)
Helpful information including portion size, nutrition guidelines, a sample menu, and tips for feeding your 4-8 year old child.
- Foods for Teens
Eating nutritiously is equally as important for teenagers as it is for children. This guide features nutrition guidelines, snack ideas, and healthy eating tips geared toward teens.
- Go, Slow, & Whoa Foods
Use this chart as a guide to help you and your family make smart food choices. Post it on your refrigerator at home or take it with you to the store when you shop.
Pediatric Toolkit (Spanish)
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.
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.
LiveWell Greenville places an emphasis on evaluation all community-based projects with the goal of developing and implementing best practices in each of our community settings. To learn more about our collaborative, multi-university evaluation team that engages researchers from multiple Social and Behavioral Health disciplines and please click here.
Celebrate making Greenville County one of the healthiest communities to live, learn, work, play and pray. Register today to attend The Wellies: LiveWell’s Second Annual Recognition Event on Thursday, September 19 from 10:30am- 12:30pm at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. This year, we invite the entire coalition and the public to recognize LiveWell Coalition Partners making the healthy choice the easy choice.
Know anyone who participates in SNAP? Uses sidewalks or the Swamp Rabbit Trail? Attends a summer camp? Register to participate and learn ways to advocate for healthy eating and active living (HEAL) on a local and state level. Many of LiveWell’s coalition partners implement, utilize, and/or connect multiple services that increase access to healthy eating and active living for Greenville residents of ALL ages.