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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...