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City of Columbia Ensures Food and Beverages on City Properties has Healthier Options

A new video produced by Eat Smart Move More South Carolina highlights the City of Columbia's healthy food and beverage policy and the city's efforts to support implementation.


EatSmart.jpgIn February 2017, Columbia's City Council unanimously adopted a policy to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages in city-owned vending machines and in city-sponsored meetings and events. The policy is among the strongest in the country and is the first of its kind in the state of South Carolina.

Advocates, including Eat Smart Move More SC, the American Heart Association, and the SC Hospital Association, are working with the city to ensure successful implementation. The city recently hosted a Health & Wellness fair to promote the policy and to get feedback from employees and residents on the types of healthier products they enjoy.

Check out the video to learn more about the policy and its impact on the city!