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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Knox Co. Health Dept. Offers Free Lunch and Learn Series
January 20, 2012 - Knox County Health Department is partnering with the Library again for the 2012 lunch and learn series entitled Health Bites. The program will be presented across the county at various library locations and will offer good tips and easy to follow guidelines to stay healthy throughout the year. The free presentations will include a light lunch. Participants are asked to reserve their lunch by calling 865-215-5160.

Topics include:

Move More Mania - Physical Activity 101 explores why we as a community need to move more and incorporate physical activity into our lives. Learn what types of exercise to do, how much to do, and gain motivation to get started being active. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Farragut Branch, 417 N Campbell Station Road, noon – 1 p.m.

The Do's and Don'ts of Exercise examines what to do and not to do when you're exercising and how to make the most of your workout. Learn valuable fitness facts and the truth about common fitness myths. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Burlington Branch, 4614 Asheville Highway, and Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Howard Pinkston Branch, 7732 Martin Mill Pike, noon - 1 p.m.

Healthy Eating on a Budget: Crunched for money but want to eat healthy? Join us and you'll gain new skills to save money on your grocery bill without sacrificing good health. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Avenue, noon -1 p.m.

Healthy Eating: Leap to better health this leap year by learning what to put on your plate and why. We will discuss improving your health by increasing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and through portion control of starches, sweets, and meats. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Fountain City Branch, 5300 Stanton Road, NOTE different time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

This lunch and learn series is made possible by Knox County Health Department's Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Diabetes (CARD) Program, which is funded through an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Health. The program's initiatives directly address reducing diabetes rates and include programs such as the tri-yearly diabetes management class series; community-wide walking programs; the Nutrition Education Activity Training (NEAT) after school program; mini-grants for local businesses and child care facilities to improve diet and physical activity; a walking school bus pilot project and an Eat Play Live Conference planned for March 2012.
For Immediate Release
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