About

The Obesity Taskforce has been tasked with reducing obesity rates in children and adults in Spartanburg County.


data

31%

of Spartanburg adults are obese.

26%

of Spartanburg adults are physically inactive.

28% of 1st graders, 35% of 3rd graders and 41% of 5th graders in Spartanburg County are either overweight or obese.

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objectives

Improve access to and opportunities for healthy eating.

Improve access to and opportunities for active living.

Include HealthyCommunity50 & Working Well as prevention strategies.

Increase HE/AL policies and practices in Spartanburg County.


Successess

Increased funding/implementation for parks and trails by Spartanburg City and County

Creation of a Mobile (Farmers) Market

$26,687 total SNAP impact at HCFM (January - September 2017)

9 School partners committed to 4 years of intensive healthy improvements

5 childcare centers making improvements to outdoor learning environments

School District 6's 'Farm-to-Cafeteria' Program

School District 7's 'Farm-to-Cafeteria' Program