The Food Equity Action Board shares its policy recommendations for food equity in Greenville County

Greenville County Food Equity Action Board (FEAB), made up of 14 residents from neighborhoods across Greenville County, met for nine two-hour sessions between November 2021 and March 2022 to connect, learn, and develop these policy recommendations.

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Meet our new team member, Yarelia!

LiveWell Greenville is thrilled to welcome Yarelia Fuentes to the LiveWell Team as the Pediatric Food and Housing Security Navigator. This is a joint position with Prisma Health aimed at helping families of pediatric patients connect with local services and supports that address food and housing insecurity.

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LiveWell Greenville teams up with Greenville County Schools to coordinate Backpack Food Program Efforts

In Greenville County and it is now estimated that food insecurity affects almost one in five children. Local backpack food programs are one way to provide needed food to children who would otherwise not have adequate access to food during the weekends or school breaks. A backpack food program requires the cooperation and support of the entire community.

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A New Strategic Direction for 2021 and Beyond

Between 2019-2020, we engaged 20 influential leaders, representing efforts across the many social determinants of health, to explore a broader, bolder strategic plan in collaboration with Tufts University and Boston College. This process explored the systems in place that impact childhood obesity; considered evidence-based interventions and prioritized the opportunities for change to create a strategic plan for the next 3-5 years.

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