Good health is essential to living a quality productive life. Living a healthy lifestyle in a healthy and safe environment is essential for good physical and mental health.

The Challenge

  • 65% of the adults in Anderson County are either overweight or obese.
  • Childhood obesity continues to increase at an alarming rate.
  • 18% of Anderson County residents lack health coverage.
  • Over the past 5 years, rates of child abuse and neglect have increased by approximately 50%.

Dollars raised through the United Way are invested in community projects and local non-profit programs that:

  • Increase healthy lifestyles, preventing disease and disability.
  • Improve our County’s health environment.
  • Decrease the number of children who are abused or neglected.
  • Increase access to health resources.


Eat Smart Move More Anderson - By bringing partners together, the community is making joint efforts to ensure the places we work, live and play are environments in which the healthy choice is the easy choice – safe and affordable recreation, safe walking and biking trails and access to healthy foods.

Community Gardens


We envision an Anderson County in which active living and healthy eating are the everyday culture where we live, work, learn, pray and play.


 To lead a unified, local partnership and movement to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Eat Smart Move More (ESMM) Anderson County is part of a statewide movement aimed at coordinating obesity prevention efforts. ESMM Anderson County unites a wide variety of community partners to work together to increase active living, improve healthy eating, and decrease adult and childhood obesity in the community.
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Eat Smart Move More Anderson County Partners

AnMed Health
AnMed Health Anderson Pediatrics      
AnMed Health Children’s Health Center
AnMed Health Healthy Business
Anderson Area Schools & School Districts     
Anderson Area YMCA
Anderson County Medical Society
Anderson County Parks and Recreation
Anderson County Board of Education
Chartwells School Dining Services
City of Anderson Recreation Department
Clarity Wellness, MD
Eat Smart Move More South Carolina
HealthFitness Corporation
Healthy South Carolina Initiative
Imagine Anderson
Let’s Move—City of Anderson
Lilly Diabetes
Primary Care Associates, P.C.
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School
United Way of Anderson County
Upstate Forever

Mental Health First Aid training