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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Knox County Health Department Celebrates Child Health Week
September 23, 2010 - Every person in Knox County can have a positive impact on the health and well being of our children by helping them stay active, encouraging healthy eating habits and promoting healthy choices. For 83 years Child Health Week has stressed the lifelong benefits of keeping our children healthy. Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and its partners will kick off Child Health week on Monday, Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m. with a pep rally and interactive learning sessions at Sam E. Hill Preschool at 1725 Delaware Avenue in Knoxville.

Former Olympian and fitness enthusiast/media personality Miss Kane will lead the Sam E. Hill "Bears" (kids) in a rousing Healthy Youth Healthy Future pep rally. Then, at 9:15, the preschoolers will have an opportunity to practice health in action with three interactive learning stations; Get Hopping to Good Health, Germ Busters, Going Ape for Fruits and Veggies and Snazzy Smiles.

A complete listing for planned Child Health Week events in Knox County can be found at http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/gov/child-health/week or call KCHD at 865-215-5160.

KCHD would like to thank the following community partners for working diligently to make Child Health Week events possible and help raise public awareness about keeping children healthy: TENNderCare, Knox County Schools, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension, Western Heights Dental, AmeriChoice, Volunteer State Health Plan, Coordinated School Health, Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network, Tennessee Department of Children Services, and East Tennessee Council on Children and Youth.

You are invited to cover this event and cheer on our preschoolers as they take charge of their health.
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