Monday, November 16, 2015

How to train so YOU can run the Cooper River Bridge Run in April!

Want to sign up for the Cooper River Bridge Run (April 2, 2016) yet a little intimidated by a 10K? Don't be!!! Join our friends over at Fleet Feet Sports in Mt. Pleasant or Summerville for their 10K training program. It's a program designed to help you run a 10k in 10 weeks. It starts in January and ends just before the bridge run so you can be in tip-top shape for the race! 
***Also, don't forget to donate to the Medical University of South Carolina's Boeing Center for Children's Wellness when you sign up for the race!!! 

Click here to sign up Fleet Feet 10k Training Program

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sign-up for the 39th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run taking place on April 2, 2016!

Prices are starting to rise so register while they are low (prices go up on November 16th)! Most importantly, please don't forget to donate to the Medical University of South Carolina's Boeing Center for Children's Wellness! We can't wait to see all of you bright and early on race day!!! Register Here 

With a view like this one, who wouldn't want to run???

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fort Johnson Middle School's Green Apple Day of Service

Take a look at how Fort Johnson Middle School's wellness committee came together to create a sustainable gardening project for their school. What a fun way to get points on the School Wellness Checklist! Scroll down to see who the wellness committee collaborated with to make this garden become a reality: 

The USGBC- South Carolina Chapter, A1A South Carolina and Conservation Voters of SC invite communities each year to take action on campuses in SC and around the world for the Green Apple Day of Service.  This year, Fort Johnson Middle School Wellness Committee collaborated with Project Engineer/Manager Kyle Taylor, Chairman, USGBC Lowcountry and Construction Manager Joe Dukes, Community Service Chair, USGBC Lowcountry, to plan a school sustainability project and create a positive environmental change on the school campus. Kyle Taylor and Joe Dukes, assisted by parent volunteers and students, installed a trellis, fragrant vines, and blueberry bushes to the existing garden.  The perimeter of the garden was framed with shrubs.  Lastly, winter crops, donated by parents, were planted in the garden and will be maintained by the sixth grade science classes. The intent is to improve aesthetics and add bird and insect habitats. A commemorative sign, designed by Heather Hawkins of Charleston Sign and Banner, was placed in the garden.  Pictures were provided by photographer Meridith Garrigan (A Spot in Time Photograph). The garden and surrounding area provides ample space for students to gain hands on gardening experience and functions as an outdoor learning space. 

Curious to know how you can participate in next year's Green Apple Day of Service? Find out here!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cooking Matters at the Store (Grocery Store Tours)

Invitation from the Lowcountry Food Bank (this will earn you points on 
your school's School Wellness Checklist):

Are you a savvy shopper?
Can you Help us teach Families how to shop smart on a budget?
Please join us for Lowcountry Food Bank’s

Cooking Matters at the Store Tour Training
Tuesday, October 20
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lowcountry Food Bank,Community Room 1
2864 Azalea Drive, Charleston, SC 29405

Our interactive store tours provide families with the skills they need to stretch their food budget as well as resources to prepare healthy meals and a $10 gift card to practice their new skills.  This training will teach volunteers how to lead an engaging 90 minute tour teaching key shopping skills:
• finding whole grains • buying fruits and vegetables on a budget •
•comparing unit prices • reading food labels •

As part of our team of volunteers, you’ll help teach families that nutritious cooking can be delicious, enjoyable—and most important—affordable.

Please email Dana Mitchel,, to RSVP for this store tour training.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Join us in celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness month this September! Nearly 1 in every 3 children between the ages of 2-19 is obese. According to the Center for Disease Control, some key contributing factors causing obesity are overly present television and media, the marketing of unhealthy foods, lack of daily physical activity, increased portion sizes and higher consumption of sugary beverages. Here are some great resources to get your students involved in making healthier and smarter decisions when it comes to preparing meals:

Friday, April 17, 2015

SC Farm to School Grants Available to Schools

The South Carolina Farm to Institution Program has released their 2015-2016 Farm to School RFP. Schools have an opportunity to receive a grant totaling $4,000 to implement the Farm to School project, teach students about healthy eating and support local farmers.

For more information and to apply click here.

Denmark-Olar High School Garden 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Our New Location!

Last Friday, March 6, the MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness hosted an Open House at our new office in Charleston!

Thank you to all who came out! We are excited about our new location and expanding program which now includes the South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care (SCPITC).