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Grow Healthy

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What is Grow Healthy?

The ABC Center Standards at all levels now include nutrition and physical activities standards. ABC Quality has partnered with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) for several years to develop these standards as ABC’s response to the growing state and national concern about childhood obesity.

Grow Healthy sets forth policies and activities that promote children’s health and well-being through good nutrition and healthy exercise.


Who is involved in Grow Healthy?

Grow Healthy is a team effort.  Staff members from many agencies and offices work together on the Grow Healthy initiative.  Partners for Grow Healthy include:

  • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • SC Association for Early Care and Education (SCAECE)
  • SC Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC)
  • SC Early Childhood Association (SCECA)
  • Eat Smart Move More South Carolina
  • United Way
  • SC Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)
  • SC Program for Infant and Toddler Care (SCPITC)
  • SC Head Start
  • SC Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCCD)
  • Study of Health and Activity in Preschool Environments (SHAPES)
  • Children’s Trust of South Carolina


Who is involved in Grow Healthy? 

Grow Healthy indicators are imbedded throughout the ABC Quality Assessment Tool. Find more information in the ABC Quality Library.

Contact ABC Quality at 1-800-763-2223 to learn more.