Legacy Parks joins an alliance of major employers and the broad business community, healthcare and insurance providers, faith communities, city and county mayors, school systems, and other key stakeholders across the state, in an on-going effort to encourage and enable more Tennesseans to live healthier lives. As a coalition partner, Legacy Parks works to assist the Foundation in promoting three main lifestyle changes for Tennessee residents — being physically active for 30 minutes a day five days a week, eating healthier, and not using tobacco. A complete toolkit is available at healthiertn.com.
The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness is a non-profit corporation established in 2013 by Governor Bill Haslam. Its mission is to encourage and enable Tennesseans to be more physically active, eat more nutritious food in the right portions, and abstain from tobacco. And, because most of us are more likely to change our behavior and establish new habits when we are with other people, the Foundation is focusing its alliances, programs and tools on workplaces, schools, and places of worship. Through its website, healthiertn.com, it is offering Small Starts @ Home, Small Starts @ Work, and the soon-to-be-available Small Starts @ Worship – simple, easy-to-use, and free health tips, tools, and challenges. These small starts can lead to big changes and positive outcomes.