Vine Health Clinic News
Vine School Health Clinic will be open this summer. Call 865.594.5078 to make an appointment for physicals, sport physicals, well check ups and immunizations.
If your child is ill and does not have an appointment, call the number above and the clinic will work you in.
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 Youth Health Conference and New Parent Track
Healthy S.W.A.G. (Students Working to Achieve Greatness) Youth Health Conference was held on Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Central High School. The day consisted of interactive workshops, giveaways, door prizes and lunch. Jamar Rogers (pictured right) from the TV show The Voice opened the conference. Student workshop content included Healthy Communication, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Distracted Driving, and Social Media.
The Parent Track included guest speakers such as Dr. Bob Overholt from the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center; Tami Bland, MSN, CPNP; KAPPI and Project GRAD.
Conference Sponsors included TENNderCare, Knox County Health Department, Knox County Schools Coordinated School Health and School Nutrition, Project GRAD, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Volunteer State Health Plan and the Youth Health Board
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.
2012 Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day was celebrated in 20 Knox County Schools on October 3rd. The day of awareness provides an opportunity to promote family engagement, safety, healthy lifestyle choices and a cleaner environment. Incentives for schools were provided by the Safe Routes to School Coalition, SafeKids of Greater Knoxville through a partnership with FEDex, and Coordinated School Health. Extra crossing guard support was provided by the City of Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Dr. Jim McIntyre joined parents and students for a walk at Norwood Elementary. Other participating schools include A.L. Lotts, Bearden Elementary, Bell Morris, Bluegrass, Corryton, Christenberry, East Knox, Fort Sanders Educational Center, Fountain City, Hardin Valley Academy, Halls Middle, Halls High, Lonsdale, Maynard, Sarah Moore Greene, Sequoyah, South Doyle Middle, West Valley Middle and West Hills Elementary.
2012-13 Annual CSH Luncheon
The 6th Annual Coordinated School Health Luncheon, sponsored by Tennova and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, was held on Wednesday, August 8th at the Foundry. Outstanding acheivement awards were presented by Superintendent Jim McIntyre and members of the School Health Advisory Council. Schools recognized include: A.L. Lotts Elementary, Gap Creek Elementary, Gibbs Elementary, Lonsdale Elementary, Mooreland Heights Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, West Hills Elementary, Holston Middle, Hardin Valley Academy and Farragut High School. The Amy Brace Health Leadership Award, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee, was awarded to Genell Crawford, Gresham Middle School. Dr. Kathy Brown presented the results of the 2011-12 Body Mass Index Screenings in Knox County Schools. The summary report can be found on the CSH website.
Let's Move! Knoxville
The second annual Let's Move event was held on Saturday, May 4th at the Victor Ashe Park and the Holston Chilhowee Ballpark from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Participants received a free walk with Walgreens kit and participated in a pedometer challenge. The Home Depot provided each family a free tomato plant and held a drawing for a gas grill.
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