Over 38% of Spartanburg County 3rd Graders are obese or overweight – Philip Belcher letter to the editor July 10 2012

Kudos to Spartanburg County Councilman O’Neal Mintz for his June 12 op-ed piece, “Upstate communities can learn from Belmont,” which outlined the benefits of planning for walkable communities. Councilman Mintz attended Upstate Forever’s recent field trip to Belmont, N.C., where he and other participants were inspired by that formerly fading mill town’s revival through policies and initiatives that support active living.

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