At Early Childhood

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LiveWell Greenville, Furman University and Clemson SNAP-Ed are partnering to expand the LiveWell At Early Childhood initiative from a pilot of Greenville sites to more sites throughout the Upstate 2019-2021. This is part of a stratified research project that will investigate the level of technical assistance and support needed by childcare providers to make significant PSE and cultural shifts to support healthy eating and active living.

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.

For more information or to become involved in the LiveWell At Early Childhood, please contact Matina Kazameas at matinak@livewellgreenville.org.

Hop into Park Hop 2020!

The summer-long scavenger hunt is back for its eight annual year and is a fun way to keep your family excited about staying active throughout the summer. Park Hop creates a great opportunity to explore the 15+ different parks in the Greenville/Spartanburg area with clues to solve a question at each park. Clues are now available in Spanish as well!

Building Resilience in OST and Beyond

Resilience is a strong indicator for an individual’s success and healthy lifestyle. On Wednesday, November 30 from 8:30am-12noon at the University Center of Greenville (225 S Pleasantburg), attend this session to learn strategies on how to build support for all children experiencing toxic stress. Learn how building resilience in school aged children can support social, emotional, and academic development while reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma.

LiveWell where you Learn and Play

Preschoolers, students and teachers are able to make the healthy choice the easy choice at early childhood centers, schools and out of school time programs.  Two early childhood centers, 28 schools and 22 afterschool/summer camps were recognized the Second Annual Wellies on Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St Francis Wellness Arena.

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 School

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LiveWell At School helps create learning environments that support healthy eating and active living. The initiative 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 At School and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognize local schools making strides in creating healthy school policies and cultures. In 2019, 28 schools were recognized for implementing 219 PSEs that impact more than 24,000 students and 2000 staff.

In conjunction with Greenville County Schools’ Coordinated School Health Advisory Council, LW at School is working to pass a district wide policy to eliminate the use of physical activity as punishment

LiveWell Greenville, Furman University, College of Charleston, and Greenville County Schools are collaborating to explore the Youth Obesity Data, collected via Fitnessgram to serve as an impact measure as well as a means of identifying targeted community neighborhoods for future interventions.

For more information or to become involved in the LiveWell At School, please contact Margaret Stephens at mstephens@livewellgreenville.org.

Building Resilience in OST and Beyond

Resilience is a strong indicator for an individual’s success and healthy lifestyle. On Wednesday, November 30 from 8:30am-12noon at the University Center of Greenville (225 S Pleasantburg), attend this session to learn strategies on how to build support for all children experiencing toxic stress. Learn how building resilience in school aged children can support social, emotional, and academic development while reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma.

Make Healthy Bucks Permanent

To fulfill LiveWell Greenville’s mission, we are partnering with Eat Smart Move More SC to advocate for the Healthy Bucks Program. Healthy Bucks is a SNAP incentive program that allows SNAP participants to obtain additional fresh fruits and vegetables when they use their SNAP benefits to purchase food at participating locations. We need your help circulate this petition and to get signatures to support Healthy Bucks!

LiveWell where you Learn and Play

Preschoolers, students and teachers are able to make the healthy choice the easy choice at early childhood centers, schools and out of school time programs.  Two early childhood centers, 28 schools and 22 afterschool/summer camps were recognized the Second Annual Wellies on Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St Francis Wellness Arena.

Is your school ready to be recognized at The Wellies: LiveWell Greenville’s Third Annual Recognition Celebration?
LiveWell Greenville partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s (AHG) Healthy Schools Program to celebrate local schools that complete the AHG Healthy Schools Assessment and Action Plan. See which schools were recognized at the 2019 Wellies!
Start or update your Healthy School’s Assessment today to qualify for recognition at The Wellies! Completing this assessment also helps your school meet USDA and SC Dept of Ed Local Wellness Policy requirements.
The deadline for Wellies recognition is May 30, 2020.

Next Steps:

  1. Go to your Healthy Schools Program Dashboard
  2. Click “Healthy Schools Assessment” on the left side of the page or below “Assessments” in the center of page.
  3. Answer each item to the best of your knowledge (each can be updated at any time) and save your answers.
  4. Next, click on “Action Plan” on the left side of the page and select one or more items that are not being fully implemented to address. (You may also add items to your action plan as you are answering the questions by clicking on “Add to Action Plan” at the end of the item above “Save”.)
  5. Celebrate your accomplishments as a LiveWell Healthy School at The Wellies in Fall 2020!

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 partners with Greenville County Schools and Alliance for a Healthier Generation to support local efforts to improve healthy eating and active living in Greenville County Schools.

Key Partners

Greenville County Schools

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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.

At Out of School Time

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LiveWell At Out-of-School-Time (OST) partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to recognize local before/after school care and summer camp providers creating a culture of health in OST settings. In 2018, 22 providers set and met 960 PSE goals to increase physical activity and exposure to healthy foods

The Out-of-School-Time 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.

For more information or to become involved in the LiveWell At Out-of-School-Time, please contact Matina Kazameas at matinak@livewellgreenville.org.

Hop into Park Hop 2020!

The summer-long scavenger hunt is back for its eight annual year and is a fun way to keep your family excited about staying active throughout the summer. Park Hop creates a great opportunity to explore the 15+ different parks in the Greenville/Spartanburg area with clues to solve a question at each park. Clues are now available in Spanish as well!

Building Resilience in OST and Beyond

Resilience is a strong indicator for an individual’s success and healthy lifestyle. On Wednesday, November 30 from 8:30am-12noon at the University Center of Greenville (225 S Pleasantburg), attend this session to learn strategies on how to build support for all children experiencing toxic stress. Learn how building resilience in school aged children can support social, emotional, and academic development while reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma.

LiveWell where you Learn and Play

Preschoolers, students and teachers are able to make the healthy choice the easy choice at early childhood centers, schools and out of school time programs.  Two early childhood centers, 28 schools and 22 afterschool/summer camps were recognized the Second Annual Wellies on Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St Francis Wellness Arena.

OST Partners follow this process annually to be eligible for recognition at The Wellies!

  • Step 0: Register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Once registered:
  • Step 1: Go to your Healthy Out-of-School Time Dashboard Click “Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment” on the left side of the page or below “Assessments” in the center of page.
  • Step 2: Answer each item to the best of your knowledge (each can be updated at any time) and save your answers.
  • Step 3: Next, click on “Action Plan” on the left side of the page and select one or more items that are not being fully implemented to address. (You may also add items to your action plan as you are answering the questions by clicking on “Add to Action Plan” at the end of the item above “Save”.)
  • Step 4: Set 2-3 goals in your Action plan to focus on for the next year & invite Matina as a Team member so she can see you progress!
  • Step 5: Celebrate your accomplishments as a LiveWell Healthy Out-of-School-Time Program at The Wellies in Fall 2020!
  • If you have questions about the assessment contact the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Member Engagement and Support Team.

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 At OST partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) to encourage providers to complete the Healthy-Out-of-School-Time Assessment & Action Plan annually!

Healthier Generation’s Healthy-Out-of-School-Time Initiative can help your organization create stimulating, healthy environments that help kids eat better and move more in ways that support their social, emotional, and academic development. Guided by the latest research, best practices in youth development, and lessons learned from local implementation, Healthier Generation offers an evidence-based assessment tool to create a healthier out-of-school time environment for kids. Created in partnership with the National Afterschool Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards 2.0, the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment will help you track what you are already doing to support health and wellness at your site as well as highlight opportunities for growth and improvement. Want to see the assessment on paper before you get started on the digital assessment?

LiveWell Greenville Recognition Process:

LiveWell At OST Partners become eligible to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity initiatives when they follow LiveWell’s 5-step process. This includes completing or updating the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s online Healthy Out-of-School-Time Assessment & Action Plan.

The benefits being a LiveWell At OST Partner include:

 

OST Workgroup Resource Matrix 

LiveWell Greenville Healthy Out-of-School-Time Toolkit  is available to help you establish and maintain a culture & environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice where our kids learn & play! The toolkit is packed with healthy eating and physical activity resources for your children &  tobacco education for staff, children and families.

Healthy Eating:

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.

Healthy Snacks:

  • The Healthier Generation Store on Amazon A first of it’s kind marketplace filled with products vetted by Healthier Generation to help your program meet the NAA Standards for Healthy Eating & 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 At OST Snack Ideas Amazon list.
  • 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.
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generations’ Smart Snack Food Planner & Calculator
  • Healthy Fundraising Resources Great ideas and tips to reinforce the healthy habits encouraged in school with healthy fundraisers.

Healthy Meals:

After School & Summer Meal Providers:

Provider

Contact Information

Freedom Within Walls https://www.freedomwithinwalls.org/
Tysha Talton: ttalkton@freedomwithinwall.org;
888-389-4970 #102;
Greenville County Schools Summer Food Service Program https://gcsfans.com/index.php?sid=0511081654589176&page=summer
Food and Nutrition Services Office: (864) 355-1590 or (864) 355-1246;
Project Host Cooking for Kids Program http://www.projecthost.org/what-we-do.html#cookingforkids
Michelle Liggett: michelle@projecthost.org; 864-235-3403;
Upstate Circle of Friends http://www.ucfgreenville.org/Programs/food-service.php
Deloris Pinson: 864-277-5788;

Water:

  1. Infused water recipes: https://humansciences.okstate.edu/fcs/cnep/site-files/documents/fruit-infused-waters.pdf
  2. Rethink Your Drink campaign resources to get your staff and kids involved:

Active Living:

CATCH  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. CATCH includes nutrition education (i.e. snack activities) & physical activity. The program is easy-to-use for both children and staff.

Movement Resources for Class Practical tips for including more movement in the classroom and beyond such as brain breaks, active learning or other activities.

Social Emotional Learning / Coping Skills: 

YOGA-2-GO is a children’s yoga company owned by Amy M. Starkey, a pediatric occupational therapist and children’s yoga instructor with 20 years of experience. They offer on-site group yoga and mindfulness classes as well as private yoga therapy to children ages 3+. They specialize in Therapeutic Yoga for Children/Teens, including: Sensory Yoga, Special Needs Yoga, & Trauma-informed Yoga.

Coping Skills for Kids is a great place for providers & parents to get resources to teach their child how to cope. Coping Skills for Kids provides products and resources to help kids learn to cope with the daily challenges of life

Policy Tips:

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.

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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LiveWell At Work supports large employers in assessing their health practices and policies in conjunction with SCHA’s Working Well platform. In 2019, 24 companies across Greenville County were actively engaged in creating a culture of health in their work environment that has produced more than 112 PSE changes impacting more than 23,700 employees.

LiveWell At Work  is implementing a pilot project with 10 small-to-midsized organizations (less than 200 employees) to determine the effectiveness of the LiveWell at Work model in companies with little wellness infrastructure.

The 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.

For more information or to become involved in the LiveWell At Work, please contact Sabrina Smith at ssmith@livewellgreenville.org.

LiveWell At Work Virtual Forum: Getting Back to Business & Making it Work

Join us on June 18, 11am-12pm for a free virtual forum on returning to work with Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi, CMO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Dr. Lombardozzi will share resources and advice to Upstate businesses and organizations on resuming business amid COVID-19 concerns.

LiveWell At Work is hosting a Mental & Emotional Well-being Forum

Join LWAW on March 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the University Center Greenville Auditorium. During this forum we will discuss initiatives that can protect and promote employee mental health in the workplace.

Join LiveWell At Work for their Financial Wellness Forum!

Join LiveWell At Work for their Financial Wellness Forum on January 23, 2020!
Participants will learn why financial wellness can have an affect on employee health and productivity, the benefits of offering a financial wellness program, what different types of financial wellness benefit offerings are available, and how to implement these at your workplace.

2020 Quarterly Healthy Workplace Forums

All forums include a delicious healthy lunch and will take place at the University Center Greenville (225 S. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville SC, 29607). For more information about how to register, email Sabrina Smith at ssmith@livewellgreenville.org

    1. January 23 Financial Wellness (Employer)
    2. March 12 Behavioral Health
    3. May 7  Topic TBD
    4. October 15 Topic TBD

Working Well

Other Resources

2019 Healthy Workplace Forum Resources

2018 Healthy Workplace Forum Presentations

2017 Healthy Workplace Forum Presentations

2016 Healthy Workplace Forum Presentations

 

Workplace Roundtables

LiveWell at Work offers quarterly Workplace Roundtables for those interested in workplace wellness to discuss a relevant topic and share solutions.

LiveWell at Work Annual Conference and 2015 LiveWell at Work Resource Guide
The LiveWell at Work annual conference provides educational sessions, best practices and connections to critical resources to those championing wellness efforts in their workplace. The conference is tailored to those companies well on their way and those just getting started.  The resource guide offers connections to programs, products and resources to enhance wellness efforts.

LiveWell Greenville At Work Toolkit
This free five step toolkit offers resources to small-to-mid-sized businesses interested in initiating or refining their workplace wellness offerings.

Getting Started Guide
This helpful guide explains what worksite wellness entails and describes how worksite wellness affects your company’s bottom line.

101 Great Ideas for Worksite Wellness
Low-to-no cost ideas for workplace wellness efforts.

Addressing Nutrition in the Workplace 
Gives 20 great ways to improve employee nutrition at the worksite.

Addressing Physical Activity in the Workplace
15 Low Cost Ways to Address Physical Activity in the Workplace. From educating employees on the health benefits of an active lifestyle vs. a sedentary lifestyle to starting a walking, jogging, cycling, cross-fit or boot camp club, this guide will help companies improve employee physical activity.

LiveWell Healthy Catering Guide
LiveWell Greenville’s Healthy Catering Guide is filled with healthy catering and snack ideas for your organization, and includes healthy menu options from local caterers.

Healthy Catering in the Workplace
Details the importance of healthy catering in the workplace, guidelines to follow when catering events for the workplace, and policy suggestions to encourage healthy food when catering events in the workplace

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

LiveWell At Work Sponsors

Advocates

Key Partners

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Clemson University
Furman University
Greenville Family Partnership
Pelham Medical Center

Prisma Health
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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LiveWell at Worship is partnering with 28 congregations to create a culture of health for their members. Each has an established wellness/health minister and committee, and more than 75 individuals participate in quarterly networking sessions and the annual summit.

The Worship workgroup supports congregations to create healthier worship environments through healthy eating and active living initiatives.

Prisma Health Upstate, Bon Secours St. Francis, and LiveWell Greenville are partnering to create a cohort of Hispanic congregations working on healthy policies and environments. Each health system has identified outreach, via congregations within the Hispanic community as a priority intervention. Rather than working in competition, each has agreed to support the LW at Worship model for creating PSE changes with their existing bi-cultural staff acting as the project lead. Currently, three congregations are participating; however, the partners are still actively recruiting congregations

For more information or to become involved in the LiveWell At Worship or its workgroup, please email Margaret Stephens at mstephens@livewellgreenville.org

A Conversation on Faith and Race Relations

Join us August 29 10AM-12PM on Zoom as we continue the conversation that began in May on race relations and health inequities that have been magnified during the pandemic.

The Race Relations Subcommittee will facilitate conversation to:

Discuss the relationship between racial inequities and health inequities.
Share resources and opportunities as suggested by many LiveWell pastors.
Identify the role of the church in this discussion.

Hop into Park Hop 2020!

The summer-long scavenger hunt is back for its eight annual year and is a fun way to keep your family excited about staying active throughout the summer. Park Hop creates a great opportunity to explore the 15+ different parks in the Greenville/Spartanburg area with clues to solve a question at each park. Clues are now available in Spanish as well!

Join LiveWell At Worship for Mental Health & Faith Communities: Continuing the Conversation

Join us on May 16 from 9:30-11:30am for Part 2 of a community conversation on Mental Health and Faith Communities! This time we will meet virtually on ZOOM. Register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot.

The congregational setting is considered a safe haven and often serves as the center of community life for Greenville County residents.  In hours of need, people often look to their faith family for prayers and support related to sickness, injury or personal crisis.  A congregational wellness program can build upon that sense of community and trust to extend valuable health information and support, while nurturing the congregational members.  A wellness program provides quality resources for health-related issues. Once the Pastor or Spiritual Leader agrees to the partnership with LiveWell Greenville and a Health Committee/Team is formed, the five-step process is as follows:

Step One: Assess  A baseline assessment provides a roadmap of where the faith community is now and what goals should be determined for the first year.

Step Two: Set Goals Identify three to five goals to work on and create a plan for implementation.

Step Three: Implement the Goals  During this step, the goals developed will be put into action and implemented.

Step Four: Evaluate the Impact Evaluate successful completion of goals, identification of policy and environmental changes, and any goals that were not completed.  From the compiled data, a new plan of action for the next 12-15 months is created.

Step Five: Celebrate!  Plan a (healthy) celebration with your faith community. An example is family fun fitness day with fruit and water for refreshments.  Share successes and met goals with the congregants.

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.

LiveWell at Worship Participating Congregations

Aldersgate UMC
Allen Temple AME Church
Beech Spring Church
Bethlehem Bapt.
Church without Walls
Community Mission Bapt.
First Christian United Disciples of Christ Church
Fourth Pres.
Holy Cross Hispanic Ministry*
Israel Metro CME
Jesus El Rey*
Joy of the Lord
Kingdom Assembly Restoration
Lincoln Street MBC
Long Branch Baptist Church
Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
Maranatha SDA
Monaghan Espanol*
Mountain View Baptist Church
Nicholtown Bapt.
Nuestro Salvador *
New Life of Excellence Church
Shady Grove Baptist Church
Springfield Baptist Church
St. Matthews BC
Victory Life Christian Center
* Hispanic Cohort

For more information on how to connect with LiveWell at Worship, contact Margaret Stephens at (864) 238.6495 or mstephens@livewellgreenville.org

Key Partners

Furman University
United Way Greenville
Long Branch Baptist Church
Pelham Medical Center
Long Branch Baptist Church
Parroquia Nuestro Salvador
Just Say Something
American Heart Assoc.
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
USC Upstate
SNAP-Ed Clemson University
Bon Secours Hospital
Faith & Health Alliance
Shady Grove Baptist Church
PASOs

Participating Churches listed above

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 Resources

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

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 Resource Matrix
This document has resources organized by policy, systems, environmental and advocacy.

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 Meeting Toolkit
This toolkit will help your congregation learn best practices for hosting a healthier meeting.

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 resources can be applied in an out of school setting for after school programs or Sunday-school.

Living Compass
Tools and training for families and congregations for the journey toward wellness and wholeness.

Keep Connected
Support, ideas, activities and experiences to help build strong family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves. . Resource for parents and organizations.

Search Institute
Several free research resources on children and youth and what they need to succeed.

Monthly Congregation Newsletter

  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • December 2019
  • November 2019

Build Trust, Build Health

The primary health aim of Build Trust, Build Health (Fomentar la Confianza, fomentar la Salud) is to reduce disparities of obesity in the White Horse Road Corridor (WHRC) Hispanic youth, mitigating future disparities in chronic disease. To achieve this, we will build a trusting and inclusive community where WHRC residents not only have equitable access to health and health-promoting resources such as healthy eating and active living, but are comfortable in utilizing them.

Leading this initiative is Vanessa Rodriguez, a joint employee with the Hispanic Alliance and LiveWell Greenville. In addition to coordinating the efforts of Build Trust, Build Health and its partners, Vanessa is charged with developing meaningful relationships that will help us discover how we can work together to address this critical health disparity. Over the next few months, Vanessa and the Build Trust, Build Health team will be coordinating focus groups and interviews with key community members.

For more information or to become involved in the Build Trust, Build Health initiative, please email Vanessa Rodriguez at vanessa@hispanicalliancesc.com

LiveWell Greenville’s Food Security Coalition distributes CARES Act mini-grants to food providers

To be eligible for these mini-grants emergency food providers (e.g. food pantries, faith organizations, childcare programs, soup kitchens) must complete an online pre-approval application by 11:59pm December 4, 2020

A Conversation on Faith and Race Relations

Join us August 29 10AM-12PM on Zoom as we continue the conversation that began in May on race relations and health inequities that have been magnified during the pandemic.

The Race Relations Subcommittee will facilitate conversation to:

Discuss the relationship between racial inequities and health inequities.
Share resources and opportunities as suggested by many LiveWell pastors.
Identify the role of the church in this discussion.

LiveWell’s Food Security Coalition completes their Food System Assessment

LiveWell’s Food Security Coalition completes their 2020 Greenville Food System Assessment to help inform the community food access and security needs.

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Innovation Partners

Evaluation Partners

Community Partners

In 2015, the Colorado Foundation, de Beaumont Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Advisory Board Company teamed up to launch The BUILD Health Challenge® These key partners noted that too often, solutions to community health issues happen in a silo, and in order to achieve true change, we must move away from narrowly focused interventions. The BUILD Health Challenge®: (BUILD: BOLD. UPSTREAM. INTEGRATED. LOCAL. DATA-DRIVEN) seeks to contribute to the creation of a new norm in the U.S., one that puts multi-sector, community-driven partnerships at the center of health in order to reduce health disparities caused by system-based or social inequity.In an effort to drive sustainable improvements in community health, BUILD awardees are actively tackling upstream factors of health—often referred to as the social determinants of health. These include influences as diverse as early childhood development, economic opportunity,regulation and policy, the built environment, transportation and infrastructure,educational attainment, public safety, and housing.

Now it it’s third iteration, the BUILD Health Challenge 3.0 includes 18 communities across the US seeking to make meaningful change. In addition to funding, the selected communities gain access to a comprehensive package of technical assistance and support services, peer network, and national exposure to further their implementation efforts. By forging this complex partnership, these partner organizations and funders hope to inspire similar teamwork between organizations at a community level, adding to the research and knowledge base for community health and discovering new best practices for the field. For a complete list of funders and communities participating in this effort, visit buildhealthchallenge.org.

 

                                         

“LiveWell Greenville saw partnering with the BUILD as the perfect way to begin addressing a health disparity in Greenville County: Hispanic youth, particularly males, were experiencing overweight and obesity, at higher rates than even our peer communities across the state and Southeast Region,” said Sally Wills, executive director of LiveWell Greenville. As a result, LiveWell Greenville gathered key partners that have a stake in further exploring this health concern: Bon Secours St. Francis, Furman University’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Hispanic Alliance, PASOs, Prisma Health, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Unity Health on Main. This partnership has grown to also include Clemson University and the University of SC Medical School in Greenville. Together, these partners are approaching this issue with a lot of curiosity and no pre-formed solutions. The goal of the project is to work hand-in-hand with community members to explore what may be causing our youth, particularly Hispanic males, to experience obesity at higher rates and to collaborate to create solutions.

The primary health aim of Build Trust, Build Health is to reduce disparities of obesity in the White Horse Road Corridor (WHRC) Hispanic youth, mitigating future disparities in chronic disease. To achieve this, we will build a trusting and inclusive community where WHRC residents not only have equitable access to health and health-promoting resources such as healthy eating and active living, but are comfortable in utilizing them. We will achieve this through a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach that will engage leaders and community members in each stage of the process, from study design to dissemination, as we work to increase understanding of the underlying causes of youth obesity and potential solutions for this community. Each of the partners on this initiative brings a strength to the collaborative that would not otherwise be possible.

Since applying BUILD 3.0, the core team completed recruitment of two additional research partners to aid in the CBPR process:

    • Shaniece Criss, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Furman University
    • Arelis Moore de Peralta, Assistant Professor of Community Health, Department of Languages, Clemson University

Leading this initiative is Vanessa Rodriguez, a joint employee with the Hispanic Alliance and LiveWell Greenville. In addition to coordinating the efforts of Build Trust, Build Health and its partners, Vanessa is charged with developing meaningful relationships that will help us discover how we can work together to address this critical health disparity. Over the next few months, Vanessa and the Build Trust, Build Health team will be coordinating focus groups and interviews with key community members.

Food Security Coalition

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LiveWell’s Food Security Coalition , a local food council that is in its early, formative stages.  The goal of the Coalition is to examine our current food system, from food production to food access, identify inequities and opportunities, and advocate for community-based solutions.  We are looking for folks to join us in this work which will include community engagement, one-on-one relationship building, and the nuts and bolts work of creating an inclusive, representative food policy council.

Here is a link to the 2020 Greenville Food System Assessment completed to help inform the community needs surrounding food access and security.

For more information or to become involved in the Food Security Coalition, please contact Susan Frantz at sfrantz@livewellgreenville.org. 

LiveWell Greenville’s Food Security Coalition distributes CARES Act mini-grants to food providers

To be eligible for these mini-grants emergency food providers (e.g. food pantries, faith organizations, childcare programs, soup kitchens) must complete an online pre-approval application by 11:59pm December 4, 2020

LiveWell’s Food Security Coalition completes their Food System Assessment

LiveWell’s Food Security Coalition completes their 2020 Greenville Food System Assessment to help inform the community food access and security needs.

Make Healthy Bucks Permanent

To fulfill LiveWell Greenville’s mission, we are partnering with Eat Smart Move More SC to advocate for the Healthy Bucks Program. Healthy Bucks is a SNAP incentive program that allows SNAP participants to obtain additional fresh fruits and vegetables when they use their SNAP benefits to purchase food at participating locations. We need your help circulate this petition and to get signatures to support Healthy Bucks!

The Food Security Coalition is currently building a list of resources related to food access.  If you have or know of a resource to be included on this website, please contact Susan Frantz.

2020 Greenville Food System Assessment

Greenville Emergency Food Resources for Public resource in Spanish & English

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

Active Living

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LiveWell Greenville focuses on active living initiatives to support and increase accessibility to safe, convenient places to be active across Greenville County.  Current initiatives include Open Community Use and advocating for Complete Streets.  Open Community Use Taskforce develops opportunities for collaboration between schools, municipalities, and faith based organizations to establish a policy enabling the greater community access to outdoor recreation facilities.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Sabrina Smith at ssmith@livewellgreenville.org.

Hop into Park Hop 2020!

The summer-long scavenger hunt is back for its eight annual year and is a fun way to keep your family excited about staying active throughout the summer. Park Hop creates a great opportunity to explore the 15+ different parks in the Greenville/Spartanburg area with clues to solve a question at each park. Clues are now available in Spanish as well!

Make Healthy Bucks Permanent

To fulfill LiveWell Greenville’s mission, we are partnering with Eat Smart Move More SC to advocate for the Healthy Bucks Program. Healthy Bucks is a SNAP incentive program that allows SNAP participants to obtain additional fresh fruits and vegetables when they use their SNAP benefits to purchase food at participating locations. We need your help circulate this petition and to get signatures to support Healthy Bucks!

82 Partners Recognized at The Wellies

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.

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.

Eat Smart Move More Physical Activity Resources

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

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At the Doctor

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The At the Doctor workgroup is currently not active, however the below tabs include valuable, evidence based resources relating to children’s health.

Make Healthy Bucks Permanent

To fulfill LiveWell Greenville’s mission, we are partnering with Eat Smart Move More SC to advocate for the Healthy Bucks Program. Healthy Bucks is a SNAP incentive program that allows SNAP participants to obtain additional fresh fruits and vegetables when they use their SNAP benefits to purchase food at participating locations. We need your help circulate this petition and to get signatures to support Healthy Bucks!

82 Partners Recognized at The Wellies

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.

The Wellies: LiveWell’s 2nd Annual Recognition Celebration

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.

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.

Partner Engagement

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LiveWell Greenville is committed to engaging members of our community in helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The Partner Engagement committee promotes development of plans that support neighborhoods across the county that provide access to physical activity and healthy food to foster healthy living through:

  •  Advocacy agenda, in collaboration with Eat Smart Move More SC, that includes support for:
    • Complete Streets Policies
    • Continued support of the SNAP program and incentives (like Healthy Bucks)
    • Support for Early Childhood and Out-of-School-Time settings that are health promoting.
  • Coordinated support of the workgroups through communications channels, annual meetings, the Wellies Celebration, and video newsletter.
  • Active engagement of local grassroots and grass tops leaders, elected officials and key partners to implement LiveWell Greenville’s Community Action Plan

For more information or to become involved, please contact Sally Wills at swills@livewellgreenville.org.

Build Trust, Build Health: Fomentar la Confianza y Salud

LiveWell Greenville collaborated with key community partners, including , Bon Secours St. Francis, Furman University’s IACH, Hispanic Alliance, Prisma Health, and SC DHEC to receive a national grant: BUILD Health Challenge.  BUILD is an innovative funding collaborative, designed to support partnerships between community-based organizations, health departments, and health systems that are working to address important health issues in their community.

Greenville County Receives National Prize

Health is more than access to healthcare.  A Healthy community has the links among education, housing, transportation, and workforce development.  Over 200 public, private partnership representing all sectors of our community are working collectively to build a community culture that supports policies, systems and environments designed to give all residents opportunities to live healthy and productive lives.  Regardless of zip code.

Make Healthy Bucks Permanent

To fulfill LiveWell Greenville’s mission, we are partnering with Eat Smart Move More SC to advocate for the Healthy Bucks Program. Healthy Bucks is a SNAP incentive program that allows SNAP participants to obtain additional fresh fruits and vegetables when they use their SNAP benefits to purchase food at participating locations. We need your help circulate this petition and to get signatures to support Healthy Bucks!

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.