Healthy Schools & Healthy Communities Initiative

Location: Spartanburg County, South Carolina, population 297,302

The Problem: Two-thirds of adults and a third of children are obese.

Spartanburg accepted the challenge to get activeHealthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: Healthy School & Healthy Communities is collaborating with the Road to Better Health to partner with nine local schools and at least four municipalities. The Healthy Schools aspect will include working with schools to create an environment that encourages and supports healthy eating and physical activity for students, as well as faculty, staff and families. Healthy Communities will provide residents safe and easy opportunities to be physically active and will engage employers in the four municipalities to create a workplace culture that supports better health.