Youth Health Board
We are now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Knox County Youth Health Board (YHB). YHB is a collaborative effort between Coordinated School Health and the Knox County Health Department that serves as an opportunity for youth to gain skills and to affect the health and well-being of our community. Rising 9th graders and high school students are eligible to apply. Two representatives from each high school in Knox County will be accepted. All applications are due no later than March 28th. Membership applications are available at http://knoxcounty.org/health/news/news.php?id=340.
October 7-13 is Child Health Week 2013
"A Healthy Tennessee begins with a Healthy Me" is the theme for the 2013 Child Health Week. Knox County Schools will participate in several events including Walk to School Day on October 9th and a breakfast promotion campaign on October 10th. Incentives for Walk to School day are sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and the Safe Routes to School Partnership. For more information about events across the state:
Tennessee Child Health Week:
School Health Advisory Council
The Knox County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will meet on Friday, February 21st from 8:30-10 a.m. at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary located at 3001 Brooks Road. Parents, teachers, administrators and community members are invited to attend. For more information about upcoming SHAC meetings, contact Coordinated School Health at 594-9511.
2013 Coordinated School Health Awards Breakfast
The 7th Annual Coordinated School Health Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Rush Fitness Complex and UnitedHealtcare Community Plan, was held on Tuesday, August 6th from 7:45 – 9:00 a.m. at the Foundry. School Board Member Lynne Fugate and members of the School Health Advisory Council presented awards to last year's Outstanding Achievements in Health and Safety. Winners include A.L. Lotts Elementary, Ball Camp Elementary, East Knox Elementary, Sarah Moore Greene Elementary, Mount Olive Elementary, Bearden Middle, South Doyle Middle, West Valley Middle, Central High and Powell High School. This year’s recipient of the Amy Brace Health Leadership Award, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee, was presented to Physical Education Teacher Julie Lowe. Julie Lowe is the Healthy School Team Leader at Lonsdale and Gap Creek Elementary. Dr. Kathy Brown, Knox County Health Department, released the 2012-13 system-wide Body Mass Index (BMI) student screening results. The BMI report, list of outstanding achievements and the Health Leadership nominees can be located in a folder on this website.
Healthier US School Challenge
Four Knox County Schools were recognized for earning the USDA's Healthier US School Challenge Award for offering healthier school environments for students. Halls Middle School earned a Silver award and Gresham Middle, Farragut Primary and Gibbs Elementary earned Bronze Awards. USDA representative Tim Moat presented the awards to the school's Principal, Cafeteria Manager, Healthy School Team Leader, Health Educators and Physical Education Teacher. Congratulations! Pictured right are attendees at Gresham Middle's ceremony: Dr. Clifford Davis, Health Educator Ani Roma, Team Leader and PE Teacher Genell Crawford, Cafeteria Manager Tina Dyer and Principal Donna Parker.
2013 eWellness Staff Campaign
The 2013 eWellness staff campaign included over 625 KCS staff members. During the 8-week challenge, four special events were held at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (Feb. 4 & 11 and March 4 & 11). UT Medical Center's Healthy Living Kitchen was featured at these special events along with local fitness experts. West Valley Middle School was the winner of this year's school participation award sponsored by Walgreen's Take Care Clinic. Special thanks to the Rush Fitness Complex for their support during the campaign.
Let's Move! Knoxville
The 3rd annual Let's Move event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Victor Ashe Park located at 4901 Bradshaw Road from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Participants will receive a free walk with Walgreens kit and participate in a pedometer challenge. The Home Depot provided each family a free tomato plant and held a drawing for a gas grill. Concessions by Subway will also be available.
Department Web Pages
Seasonal News and Recipes
Resources from the 2012 Summer Conference
Resources from the 2012 CSH Institute
Contains the KCS Wellness Policy with approved food items for parties and celebrations, the Healthy Fundraising Tool Kit, and Teacher Nutrition Ed Resources