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Diversified Food Spending

November 8, 2016

Here’s a random fact I just found in my research: Families in the Midwest tend to spend less of their budget on buying food then in other areas of the U.S. Not a super important fact but an interesting one. One of the things I never think much about is where I grocery shop. Like most...

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Revamping, Rethinking, Reviewing: Hub Cycle

November 2, 2016

Last spring the PAL board of directors and staff went through a strategic planning process to think about what PAL is doing and how that is impacting our mission. We also talked about what efforts could have an impact on our mission that we are not doing, and how current work and new possible work...

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Health Benefits of Green Space: Win-Win

October 25, 2016

Partners for Active Living works to promote child wellness, develop trails and parks, and create walking and bicycling opportunities for everyone in the Spartanburg area. Helping develop green space is an integral part of all three of those focus areas. Over the past ten years, researchers...

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Lessons from Seattle

October 18, 2016

If you follow our Facebook or Instagram pages (as you should!), you know that I went to Seattle a couple of weeks ago for a conference hosted by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). I shared some photos online, and figured I’d share a few thoughts here. ...

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Good for the body...and so much more

October 11, 2016

Just what am I talking about here? Exercising! As much as I might not like it at times, I know that exercising is so important for my overall health and well-being. I know, I know, we have all been inundated with the studies on the importance of exercising and been told over and over again how...

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Publication Suppression: Buried Science Affects Healthy Lifestyles

October 4, 2016

I find that no matter where I look, healthy eating is constantly thrown at me. I can’t spend two minutes on Facebook without the Paleo diet being lauded followed by how to make the perfect S’more. Despite the warnings from diet blogs, no matter what I looked up the warnings were...

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I (Secretly) Love It!

September 27, 2016

One of the things often referred to with dread in the nonprofit world is strategic planning. I try not to admit it too often for fear of looking like a nonprofit-nerd, but I love the process! I think it is energizing to step back and look at successes and failures, make course corrections, revamp,...

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What Local Teachers Want You To Know About Child Wellness

September 20, 2016

Active kids with wholesome diets are heathier kids. We have all heard that fact, backed up by many studies over many years. But how do you get school age kids to be more active and interested in more wholesome foods? As mentioned in an earlier blog, Partners for Active Living is providing technical...

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