Fit Family Challenge SC

By Jamie Shuster

Over the last few weeks, our outreach team has been busy promoting the Fit Family Challenge SC to our clients and community partners. The Fit Family Challenge is a healthy lifestyle program designed to incentivize South Carolina families to move more and eat healthier. Over a challenge period of eight weeks (May 15 – July 10), families set goals, keep track of healthy habits online, and log weekly minutes of activity to enter to win prizes to encourage them to keep going.

DHEC is partnering with Coca Cola, Parent magazines, CVS, MUSC, and the S.C. Hospital Association to help promote the Challenge. This week, Director Templeton joined representatives from each of these organizations in three kick-off press conferences held in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville. You can view the video above to watch the Statehouse press conference and check out our Facebook page for more pictures from this week’s Challenge kick-off events.

I hope each of you will consider taking a few minutes to visit the Fit Family Challenge website and create an account for you and your family. This is a great worksite wellness opportunity for our Public Health team and a chance to get an active start to summer.

Thank you to our community systems developers – Lillie, Suzanne, Suzette, Felicia – and our Healthy SC Initiative Coordinator Michelle Harris for helping us promote this wellness initiative to our WIC clients and community partners across the state.

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