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January 21, 2020
Charleston Healthy Business Challenge
Mayor John Tecklenberg is challenging your organization to step up and be recognized for fostering a healthy workplace and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
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January 23, 2020
Proven Strategies
Proven strategies are listed below that support healthy eating, physical activity, and breastfeeding in child care, health care, school, worksite, and community-wide settings.
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January 24, 2020
Healthy Vending
The American Heart Association’s Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit was created to help employers improve their food environment and promote a culture of health.
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John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston, SC

A Message From our Mayor

Welcome to Lighten Up Charleston!

The health of each of our residents is essential to the quality of life of our city and region. As Augusten Burroughs once said, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.”

I want to congratulate you on taking the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re on this website because you want to lose weight, find a group to exercise with or learn healthy recipes, you will find many community resources to help you reach your goal. Together, we can Lighten Up!

John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor