Knox Co. teachers receive awards for improving student health

Knox Co. teachers receive awards for improving student health

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Coordinated School Health held a breakfast Tuesday morning. The group focuses on getting students healthy and awards educators who have participated. Coordinated School Health held a breakfast Tuesday morning. The group focuses on getting students healthy and awards educators who have participated.
"We are continuing to see a slight decline and that's expected," said Kathy Brown, an official with the Knox County Health Department. "We are continuing to see a slight decline and that's expected," said Kathy Brown, an official with the Knox County Health Department.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Several Knox County teachers were awarded Tuesday for their efforts to improve student health.

Coordinated School Health held a breakfast Tuesday morning. The group focuses on getting students healthy and awards educators who have participated.

In the past six years, coordinators say they've seen a drop in the body mass index of overweight children, which is a sign the program is working.

"We are continuing to see a slight decline and that's expected," said Kathy Brown, an official with the Knox County Health Department.

Individual elementary schools were recognized for outstanding achievement and one educator, Julie Lowe, was horned individually for her work at Londsdale and Gap Creek Elementary.

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