Children's Hospital Awarded Grant for Preschool Nutrition Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield's Tennessee Health Foundation awarded East Tennessee Children's Hospital with a grant for $200,537 to expand the Early Childhood Nutrition and Fitness Education Program through the Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity.
The Early Childhood Nutrition and; Fitness Education Program is currently being used in four preschools in Knox and Sevier counties. The program will be launched this summer in 10 additional Knox County preschools, which have been determined to have a population at high risk for childhood obesity.
Partners involved in the Early Childhood Nutrition and Fitness Education Program include Knox County Health Department, the University of Tennessee Public Health Nutrition Program, Knoxville Area Association for the Education of Young Children, Tennessee Department of Health Gold Sneaker Initiative and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.