June 26, 2013
by Melissa Buckner
Over the last three years, the focus of Eat Smart Move More Colleton County (ESMMCC) in South Carolina has been the Let’s Go Healthy Community project. “Let’s Go!” is a comprehensive, sustainable action plan to combat childhood obesity by improving the community’s access to healthy food and physical activity. The campaign engages the entire community including schools, worksites and faith-based organizations. This multi-sector approach affects children through direct intervention and by indirect intervention through reaching out to the adults important in the child’s life. Let’s Go is being evaluated by a team from the University of South Carolina. The results of the evaluation are shared with community stakeholders.