Boeing Center for Children's Wellness (Lean Team)
The Boeing Center for Children's Wellness (The Lean Team and the SCPITC)
MUSC's Boeing Center for Children's Wellness (BCCW), formerly known as the "Lean Team", was created in July 2007 as a partnership between the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Division of Adolescent Medicine, and the Charleston County School District (CCSD).
The mission of the BCCW is to reduce childhood obesity in South Carolina by creating healthier school and childcare environments through innovative wellness initiatives. Our Docs Adopt School Health Initiative© was developed in 2007 as a simple, evidence-based, school program that improves nutrition and increases physical activity by motivating districts and schools to make policy, environmental and systems changes. The program uses our School Wellness Checklist© as a tool to guide schools as they select from proven strategies, with points awarded for each. Schools achieving significant wellness changes (earning enough points) receive a monetary Wellness Achievement Award to further improve access to better nutrition and physical activity the following school year.
Our Docs Adopt School Health Initiative © began in the Charleston County School District and has expanded across South Carolina. During the 2014-2015 school year, 9 school districts participated including, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester 2, Colleton County, Clarendon School District 2, Bamberg 1 and 2, Florence 1* and Richland 2* School Districts.
The SC Program for Infant and Toddler Care (SCPITC) is a project supported by the SC Department of Social Services, Division of Early Care and Education with federal funds. This project improves the quality of child care throughout South Carolina, including healthy nutrition and increased physical activity. SCPITC is a network of certified Infant/Toddler Specialists who provide intensive mentoring and training to child care providers across the state. Their work supports implementation of standards for child care quality set by the ABC Quality Rating and Improvement System.