At Mealtime

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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.

HUB City Market’s Food Assessment Grant Awarded

The Spartanburg County Food System Assessment and Plan has been funded by the USDA to investigate the needs of the Upstate Food System. LiveWell Greenville is proud to one of many partners across the Upstate, including Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson Counties, diving into the needs of our community…

Upcoming Food Policy Listening Session

Learn more about health and nutrition at the last Greenville County Food Policy Council Listening Session this spring.  Anyone is welcome: eaters, advocates, processors, growers, aggregators, distributors, and restaurants. The council will talk about what parts of our food system work, what parts do not, and what we might do to fill the gaps.

EC Workgroup Resource Matrix

Palmetto Shared Services
Palmetto Shared Services is an initiative from Greenville First Steps to help South Carolina after school and early childhood providers save time and money through shared purchasing power and access to online resources.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. AHG wants to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice

SHAPES
Support Health and Activity In Preschool Environments (SHAPES)is an online training program which instructs preschool teachers on how to enhance the physical activity of the preschool children in their classroom.

CATCH Early Childhood
CATCH Early Childhood (CEC) is designed to nurture a love of physical activity, provide an introduction to classroom-based gardening and nutrition, and encourage healthy eating in children ages 3-5. Little ones are motivated to walk, run, jump, dance and move their whole bodies while playing and having fun.

Choosy Farm to Belly
Choosy Farm to Belly is a 30-week fresh-produce program at SHARE Head Start Centers in Greenville, SC. It is a multifaceted curriculum around growing, cooking and sharing food.

Eat Smart Move More SC
Eat Smart Move More SC provides many resources for increasing nutrition and physical activity in the early childhood setting.

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge
The Healthy Lunchbox Challenge from the YMCA uses a point system to encourage kids to pack healthy lunches every day

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

Key Partners
Palmetto Shared Services
South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Pelham Road Baptist Church CDC
YMCA Judson Community Center
Greenville First Steps
Greenville Health System
Institute for Child Success
SC DHEC
Furman University
Lifelong Learning, Greenville County Schools
SC Department of Social Services
SC Child Care Training System
SNAP-Ed, Clemson University Youth Learning Institute

Early Childhood Workgroup
Members of the Early Childhood workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the Best Practice Guidelines
The Early Childhood workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the Early Childhood Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.

LiveWell Greenville places an emphasis on evaluation in 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 pleaseclick here

At Play

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

Park Hop

Physical activity plays an important role in the reduction and prevention of obesity in youth, but only one in three children are physically active on a daily basis. Since public parks and trails offer diverse opportunities for physical activity and are generally free or very low-cost, they have great potential to positively impact physical activity

Staying Healthy in May

The start of May brings many things, including the end of the school year and the beginning of Park Hop!  The warmer weather and added free time are great incentives to get outside and get active.  Find out how to keep your kids outdoors all summer-long with Park Hop!

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.

Park Hop
Park Hop is LiveWell Greenville’s summer-long, countywide scavenger hunt. Each summer, a variety of 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!
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Playstreets
Ready, Set, Play! Designated as a Playful City USA, the City of Greenville is continuing to prioritize the importance of bringing recreation and play opportunities to members of its communities through Playstreet events. As an initiative to increase opportunities for interactive play among our youth, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department organizes Playstreets to promote fellowship in a fun, active, and family-friendly atmosphere. With the addition of our Mobile Recreation Vehicle (Mobi-Rec), the possibilities for creating safe, structured, and organized play are immeasurable. With an energetic staff, a passion for play, and equipment galore, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department is driven to bringing play, fellowship, and laughter back to the streets of our communities.
For more information, please contact 864-467-4351.
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.
*Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LiveWell Near You Map
Greenville County has an abundance of safe, convenient options for active living and healthy eating.  Check out our LiveWell Near You Map for over a hundred places where people of all ages and interests can be physically active and purchase fresh, local produce. From parks to playgrounds, walking tracks to trails, lakes to pools and produce markets to community supported agriculture (CSA) – they might be just around the corner!

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
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 the At Play Community Action Plan.  The LWG At Play Partnership Coordinator 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 provides guidelines for best practices that support access to physical activity and technical support provided by the At Play Partnership Coordinator and the Evaluation Specialist.

Physical Activity Options

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

Park Hop: This study assesses the effectiveness of the 2014 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 occured in 2 Park Hop parks and 2 matched control parks not included in the program. Study participants included 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. In addition, click here to see Park Hop’s Logic Model.

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

LiveWell Greenville places an emphasis on evaluating 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.

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

At School

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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.

GHS Bike Trailer Program is LiveWell!

Greenville Health System’s Bike Skills Trailer Program was initiated 8 years ago with seed funding from LiveWell Greenville through a federal grant. A bike trailer outfitted with over 30 bikes, helmets and appropriate gear goes to Greenville County elementary schools for students to learn bike safety in action! The program is sustained and has expanded.

Advocacy Alert

Please contact your elected official to communicate your support of physical education AND physical activity in school. Why? The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity.

Parents for Healthy Kids Funding Opportunity

Despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and stay physically active.

PTA Newsletter Signup

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

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LiveWell Greenville Schools Best Practices
The LiveWell Greenville Best Practices for School Wellness are based on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program Framework of Best Practices, and are designed to assist your school in strengthening health and wellness efforts.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. The goal of this national organization is to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.  The Alliance offers a host of school wellness resources.

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.

Healthy School Infographic
This useful graphic describes the many ways that LiveWell at School partners work to create a culture of health where Greenville’s youth learn.  From the cafeteria, to the playground, and on the way home, discover steps that your school can take to make the healthy choice the easy choice in schools.

Wellness Team Resources
An active, engaged wellness team is critical to the success of a school wellness effort. This resource includes tips for building at team that is equipped to make decisions and move the school towards healthy decisions.

Healthy Snack Resources
Snack suggestions for classrooms, parties or other events with children.  This guide also includes links to other websites with nutritious snacks and treats.

Healthy Celebration Resources
This useful resource includes practical tips and ideas designed for PTAs, room parents and other volunteers that planning classroom and school celebrations.

Classroom Movement Resources
Schools cannot leave the physical activity requirements up to only the Physical Education teachers.  This document includes practical tips for including more movement in the classroom such as brain breaks, active learning or other activities that can be easily incorporated in the classroom.

Healthy Class Reward Resources
Marlene Schwartz (Yale University) says, “Rewarding children with unhealthy foods in schools undermines our ability to teach them about good nutrition.”  This resource includes examples of healthier alternatives to candy and other junk foods to reward students in the classroom.

Healthy Student Reward Resources
This resource re-frames old standards for rewarding classrooms for their achievements. Instead of pizza and candy, alternatives like extra recess, dance parties, and special time are provided for teachers and volunteers.

Healthy Fundraiser Resources
Great ideas and tips to reinforce the healthy habits encouraged in school with healthy fundraisers.

Healthy Concession and Vending Resources
This document includes tips and menu suggestions for school vending and concessions stands. This guide provides practical tips, menu items, and general guidelines for those supplying concessions stands.

Healthy School Store Resources
A practical resource for those stocking schools stores. The guide focuses on meeting or exceeding the nutritional guidelines set out by the USDA for healthy foods in schools.

Staff Wellness Resources
Having a healthy staff is part of creating a culture of wellness at school. School personnel who make healthy choices themselves are more likely to advocate for nutrition and physical activity for their students. This resource includes tips and ideas to help promote staff wellness.

Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a growing movement across the US that brings together parents, schools, and community leaders to encourage students, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school. SRTS activities and resources focus on improving walking and biking conditions around schools while building healthy habits and safety skills.

LiveWell Schools Snack Guide
Snack suggestions for classrooms, parties or other events with children.  This guide also includes links to other websites with nutritious snacks and treats.

Wellness Event Planner
Healthy students learn better! Healthy school environments promote student health! This toolkit provides schools, families, and community members with information about hosting an effective and enjoyable Wellness Event specific to the target audience.

Health Fair Planning – Community Resources/Partners

Health Fair Timeline & Checklist

Wellness Event Success Stories Examples

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
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 the At Play Community Action Plan.  The LWG At Play Partnership Coordinator 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 provides guidelines for best practices that support access to physical activity and technical support provided by the At Play Partnership Coordinator and the Evaluation Specialist.

Physical Activity Options

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

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. Click here to see LiveWell School’s Logic Model.

Out of School Time

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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 Recognizes 25 Out of School Time Programs

LiveWell Greenville is proud to recognize the following twenty five Out of School Time providers, who have participated in LiveWell Greenville’s Healthy Out of School Time initiative in collaboration with Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Out of School Time Assessment…

LiveWell Recognizes 26 Greenville County Schools

We are thrilled to recognize 26 Greenville County Schools in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program. During the 2017/2018 School Year, the PE Teacher, or Health and Wellness Chair, completed the Healthy Schools Program evidence-based online assessment, developed…

Out of School Time Success Stories

Our Out of School Time Workgroup Sites have seen success with the implementation of health and wellness programs. With the help of LiveWell Greenville, these sites are making “the healthy choice the easy choice” in our city of Greenville, SC!

OST Workgroup Resource Matrix

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. AHG wants to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice

LiveWell Greenville Recognition Process:

Any qualified out-of-school time program wishing to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can complete the Alliance for a Heathier Generation’s on-line Assessment. The benefits to this assessment, rather than the one administered by LiveWell Greenville include:

  • The ability to take the assessment at the site’s convenience throughout the year
  • Sites can receive quick feedback and suggestions for improvement throughout the year
  • The assessment is a national tool, based in best practicesWhile the award is available at any time throughout the year, those sites that complete the assessment by November 20th,2017 will be recognized as a LiveWell Greenville Partner.  HOW TO APPLY:
  • Step 1: Register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Once registered:
  •  Step 2: Complete the Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment for your siteStep 3: From the feedback of your assessment, set 1-3 goals and create an action plan for each of these goals
  • If you have questions about the assessment contact the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Member Engagement and Support Team.

CATCH

CATCH Kids Club (CKC) is a physical activity and nutrition education program designed for elementary and middle school aged children (grades K – 8) in an after-school or summer setting. CKC is composed of nutrition education (including snack activities) and physical activity. The CKC program offers an easy-to-use format that both children and staff enjoy and is easy to implement.

Healthy Eating Standards for Out of School Time
The National Afterschool Association’s guidelines for healthy eating in out of school time settings regarding snack quality and content; staff roles in nutrition; staff modeling and training and parental support.

Out of School Toolkit
No matter what phase of development your OST program is in currently, the LiveWell Greenville Healthy OST Toolkit is available to help you establish and maintain a culture and environment that facilitates healthy eating and physical activity by your children, and provides tobacco education for staff, children and families.

Healthy Snack Resources
Snack suggestions for classrooms, parties or after school programs for children.  This guide also includes links to other websites with nutritious snacks and treats.

Healthy Fundraising Recourses
Great ideas and tips to reinforce the healthy habits encouraged in school with healthy fundraisers.

Movement Recourses for Class
Schools and after school programs cannot leave the physical activity requirements up to only the Physical Education teachers. This document includes practical tips for including more movement in the classroom such as brain breaks, active learning or other activities. Although discussed as part of a classroom setting, these movement recourses can be applied in an out of school setting for after school programs.

Building Policy For your Afterschool Program

A written policy is a statement you write about the importance you give to something in your program. You can use policy in your program handbook, staff handbook and the materials that are given to parents to stress the importance of physical activity and nutrition.

Amazon Business – The Healthier Generation Store

A first of it’s kind marketplace filled with products vetted by Healthier Generation to help your after school site meet the NAA Standards for Healthy Eating and USDA Smart Snacks. The purpose of the store is to help you quickly find the products you need for healthier options (such as juice boxes, bottled water and granola bars) so you can spend more time creating supportive environments for children.

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.

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.

Early Childhood

early-childhood

The Early Childhood workgroup provides resources to Early childcare environments to promote healthy eating and active living. This workgroup supports Early Childcare providers in making the healthy choice the easy choice for children and families.

LiveWell Recognizes 25 Out of School Time Programs

LiveWell Greenville is proud to recognize the following twenty five Out of School Time providers, who have participated in LiveWell Greenville’s Healthy Out of School Time initiative in collaboration with Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Out of School Time Assessment…

LiveWell Recognizes 26 Greenville County Schools

We are thrilled to recognize 26 Greenville County Schools in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program. During the 2017/2018 School Year, the PE Teacher, or Health and Wellness Chair, completed the Healthy Schools Program evidence-based online assessment, developed…

Out of School Time Success Stories

Our Out of School Time Workgroup Sites have seen success with the implementation of health and wellness programs. With the help of LiveWell Greenville, these sites are making “the healthy choice the easy choice” in our city of Greenville, SC!

OST Workgroup Resource Matrix

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. AHG wants to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice

LiveWell Greenville Recognition Process:

Any qualified out-of-school time program wishing to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can complete the Alliance for a Heathier Generation’s on-line Assessment. The benefits to this assessment, rather than the one administered by LiveWell Greenville include:

  • The ability to take the assessment at the site’s convenience throughout the year
  • Sites can receive quick feedback and suggestions for improvement throughout the year
  • The assessment is a national tool, based in best practicesWhile the award is available at any time throughout the year, those sites that complete the assessment by November 20th,2017 will be recognized as a LiveWell Greenville Partner.  HOW TO APPLY:
  • Step 1: Register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Once registered:
  •  Step 2: Complete the Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment for your siteStep 3: From the feedback of your assessment, set 1-3 goals and create an action plan for each of these goals
  • If you have questions about the assessment contact the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Member Engagement and Support Team.

CATCH

CATCH Kids Club (CKC) is a physical activity and nutrition education program designed for elementary and middle school aged children (grades K – 8) in an after-school or summer setting. CKC is composed of nutrition education (including snack activities) and physical activity. The CKC program offers an easy-to-use format that both children and staff enjoy and is easy to implement.

Healthy Eating Standards for Out of School Time
The National Afterschool Association’s guidelines for healthy eating in out of school time settings regarding snack quality and content; staff roles in nutrition; staff modeling and training and parental support.

Out of School Toolkit
No matter what phase of development your OST program is in currently, the LiveWell Greenville Healthy OST Toolkit is available to help you establish and maintain a culture and environment that facilitates healthy eating and physical activity by your children, and provides tobacco education for staff, children and families.

Healthy Snack Resources
Snack suggestions for classrooms, parties or after school programs for children.  This guide also includes links to other websites with nutritious snacks and treats.

Healthy Fundraising Recourses
Great ideas and tips to reinforce the healthy habits encouraged in school with healthy fundraisers.

Movement Recourses for Class
Schools and after school programs cannot leave the physical activity requirements up to only the Physical Education teachers. This document includes practical tips for including more movement in the classroom such as brain breaks, active learning or other activities. Although discussed as part of a classroom setting, these movement recourses can be applied in an out of school setting for after school programs.

Building Policy For your Afterschool Program

A written policy is a statement you write about the importance you give to something in your program. You can use policy in your program handbook, staff handbook and the materials that are given to parents to stress the importance of physical activity and nutrition.

Amazon Business – The Healthier Generation Store

A first of it’s kind marketplace filled with products vetted by Healthier Generation to help your after school site meet the NAA Standards for Healthy Eating and USDA Smart Snacks. The purpose of the store is to help you quickly find the products you need for healthier options (such as juice boxes, bottled water and granola bars) so you can spend more time creating supportive environments for children.

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.

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.

At Work

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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 Recognizes 21 Worksites

LiveWell Greenville is proud to recognize the following 21 Workplaces, who have participated in LiveWell At Work’s Healthy Workplace Initiative in collaborating with South Carolina’s Hospital Association’s Strategy for Wellbeing Web platform for their efforts in providing a healthier workplace for their employees!

The Wellness Policy Retreat

Register today and join us on Friday, September 28th, 2018 from 1:30pm-4:00pm at the University Center of Greenville (225 South Pleasantburg Drive) for the Workplace Wellness Policy Retreat. This is the first time we are offering this half-day…

Building a Wellness Program that Works | Goal Setting Forum

LiveWell Greenville’s Healthy Workplace Initiative invites you to “Building a Wellness Program that Works” | Goal Setting Forum” on Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 11:45am – 1pm. Please Join LiveWell Greenville as we Host the First LiveWell At Work Forum of 2018!

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

LiveWell At Work Sponsors

Gold Level
AlignLife

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Silver Level
Rosenfeld Einstein, MMA

Key Partners

AlignLife
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Clemson University
Furman University
Greenville Family Partnership
Greenville Health System
Pelham Medical Center
Rosenfeld Einstein
ScanSource
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
South Carolina Hospital Association
Wellness Corporate Solutions
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.

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.

At Worship

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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.

Healthy Giving During the Holidays

Committing to a healthy lifestyle can be a difficult undertaking — we get that. The path to health can seem complicated and cumbersome, making many people weary of forging ahead. The desire to improve the health of others adds pressure to this path, because if you are unsure of how to live healthily yourself, it is nearly impossible to help others.

Quarterly Networking Session: Healthy Giving during the Holidays

Register today and join the LiveWell At Worship group on Saturday, November 10th from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the University Center of Greenville for a quarterly networking session. Understanding the spirit of giving, especially during the holidays, and…

High Tunnel Constructed at Shady Grove

It began as a dream of growing and harvesting enough collard greens to feed a community. When that became a reality, the question was raised if the growing season could be extended to grow more vegetables for a longer harvesting period. Thus the relationship developed between the local…

At Worship Toolkit (English)
The LiveWell Greenville At Worship Toolkit is a resource developed to provide houses of worship and congregations with the knowledge, tools, and resources to make healthy physical activity and nutrition changes. Also available in Spanish:
At Worship Toolkit (Spanish)

LiveWell At Worship Best Practices
Collection of best practices for Faith Based Wellness Teams to follow in establishing a culture of health in their faith community.

Preaching Better Health
This article features a LiveWell Greenville At Worship success story and highlights Pastor Dogan’s efforts at making the health of his congregates a priority.

Healthy Catering Guide
The LiveWell Greenville’s Healthy Catering Guide provides general tips and actual restaurant selections for serving healthier meals in meetings and events.

Healthy Meeting Toolkit
Nearly half of all waking hours are spent at work and many of those hours are spent in meetings and conferences. The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Healthy Meeting Toolkit provides step by step tips and resroucres for planning an event or meeting that helps promote health.

Healthy Snack Resources
Snack suggestions for classrooms, parties or after school programs for children. This guide also includes links to other websites with nutritious snacks and treats.

Healthy Celebration Resources
This useful resource includes practical tips and ideas designed for PTAs, room parents and other volunteers that planning celebrations with children.

Classroom Movement Resources
Schools cannot leave the physical activity requirements up to only the Physical Education teachers.  This document includes practical tips for including more movement in the classroom such as brain breaks, active learning or other activities that can be easily incorporated in the classroom. Although discussed as part of a classroom setting, these movement recourses can be applied in an out of school setting for after school programs or Sunday-school.

Healthy Student Reward Resources
This resource re-frames old standards for rewarding classrooms for their achievements. Instead of pizza and candy, alternatives like extra recess, dance parties, and special time are provided for teachers and volunteers.

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.
We are thrilled to recognize the following places of worship for adopting a total of 34 policies impacting approximately 3,000 individuals.
Allen Temple AME Church
First Christian United Disciples of Christ Church
Long Branch Baptist Church
Mountain View Baptist Church
New Life of Excellence Church
Shady Grove Baptist Church
Springfield Baptist Church

LiveWell at Worship welcomes new faith communities to an introductory class that is offered twice each year, in August and January, in order to orient churches to the 5-step process of creating a culture of health and wellness on their campus and among the surrounding community. For 2018, we welcome the following six faith communities:
Beech Springs Church
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Church Without Walls
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Joy of the Lord
Mountain View Baptist Church
For more information on how to connect with LiveWell at Worship, contact Margaret Stephens at (864) 238.6495 or mstephens@livewellgreenville.org

Key Partners

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Clemson University
Department of Health and Environmental Control

Furman University
Greenville Health System
Long Branch Baptist Church
Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
Pelham Medical Center
USC Upstate

LiveWell at Worship Participating Congregations

Allen Temple AME
Beech Springs Church
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Church Without Walls
Community Mission Baptist
First Christian Disciples of Christ
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Israel Metropolitan CME
Joy of the Lord Church
Kingdom Assembly Restoration Church
Lincoln St. Missionary Baptist Church
Long Branch Baptist Church
Mountain View Baptist Church
New Life of Excellence
Nicholtown Baptist Church
Nuestro Salvador
Shady Grove Baptist
Springfield Baptist

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.

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.

At the Doctor

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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.

Need More Materials for Your LiveWell At the Doctor Pediatrician’s Toolkit?

If your practice would like refills for your LiveWell Greenville at the Doctor Pediatrician Toolkit, click here. For information about the toolkit and other inquiries contact Sally Wills at swills@livewellgreenville.org

Community Health Summit

We are excited about GHS’ upcoming Community Health Summit. Join the Community In Unity for Health Equity addressing diabetes and mental health (depression, suicide, chronic stress and substance abuse among adults and adolescents).

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.

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.

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.

Community Engagement

community

LiveWell Greenville is committed to engaging members of our community in helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice. These Community Engagement Task Forces promote development of plans that support neighborhoods across the county that provide access to physical activity and healthy food to foster healthy living.

Park Hop Begins May 19!

Park Hop 2018 begins on May 19th! That’s just 9 days away. Park Hop is a great way to get outdoors and get active with your children.  So why not breathe in fresh air, scavenge around local parks for clues, and have fun with the whole family?

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.

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.