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To identify and involve current community
programs as well as initiate, coordinate
and support sustainable efforts that will
lead to the reduction and prevention of
childhood obesity in the East Tennessee
         2015 Goal:

To reverse the trend of obesity (> 95.0 age
and gender specific BMI percentile) among
children (21.9% in 2008)
        Coalition Partners
 Anderson County Health Department
 Boys and Girls Clubs of the TN Valley
 Cherokee Health Systems
 Church Street United Methodist Church Preschool
 City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation
 Clayton Homes
 Covenant Health Center for Community Health
 D1 Sports Training/Therapy
 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
 East Tennessee Discovery Center
 Emerald Youth Foundation
 Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center
  Coalition Partners (cont’d)
 Greater Knoxville Nutrition Council
 Healthy Families East Tennessee (Helen Ross McNabb)
 Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Partnership (Knox County)
 Junior League of Knoxville
 Knox Area Association for the Education of Young Children
 Knox County Health Department
 Knox County Parks and Recreation
 Knox County Schools Coordinated School Health
 Knox County Schools Nutrition Department
 Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 Knoxville Chamber
 Knoxville Knox County Head Start
  Coalition Partners (cont’d)
 Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
 Knoxville Track Club
 Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health
 Public Health Graduate Student Association at UTK
 Sam E. Hill Family and Community Service Center
 TENNderCare/Knox County Health Department
 Tennessee Alliance for Lead-safe Kids
 Town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services
 UT Extension
 UT Obesity Research Center
 Willis Group
 YMCA of East Tennessee
           What We Do
Assessment / Outcomes
Community Awareness
Programs / Services
Kids Can Bike!
       Healthy Kids Days
Program provides fun physical activity, nutrition
education, and a healthy snack each month at two Knox
County Schools in Healthy Kids Healthy Communities
neighborhoods. Children participate in jump roping,
yoga, and games led by UTK students in Public Health
Nutrition, Exercise Science and by Registered Dietitians
and PE teachers. Funded by Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Knoxville.
      Community Gardens
                     “Fresh Harvest”
A Community Gardening Opportunity for Children & Families at
                    New Harvest Park

                          Sponsored by:
 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Knox County Parks, Knoxville Area
   Coalition on Childhood Obesity, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

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