Childhood Obesity Taskforce

In 2016/17, the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce is focusing on supporting 5 county childcare centers to implement healthy Outdoor Learning Environments as part of the Preventing Obestiy By Design project. To learn more about the project, view this presentation (take a minute to load) for a detailed look at the project and click this link to access a video update featuring PAL's Laura Ringo and Page Rogers from DHEC.

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In November 2008, Leadership for Healthy Communities conducted a workshop for Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, SC. After the workshop, Spartanburg community leaders representing a range of diverse interests – city and county officials, educators, school officials at all levels, local non-profits and philanthropic foundations – came together to form a community taskforce to address childhood obesity. In our sixth year, the Taskforce was one of four communities who worked with Eat Smart Move More SC to create our vision and values as well as our path forward.

The Taskforce meets quarterly and is open to the public. The next meeting will be in September 26, 2016. Contact Liz Perry for details.

To view a presentation of 2015-16 BMI data for Spartanburg county 1st, 3rd and 5th graders, click here.

Click here to read the 2015 Spartanburg Body Mass Index Report Summary

Are you interested in getting involved? Let us know through the Contact Us page.

Check out the 2014 Childhood Obesity Taskforce Annual Report and the 2013 Childhood Obesity Taskforce Annual Report. We have been making great strides to improve the health of Spartanburg's children by increasing physical activity and healthy eating.