Eat Play Live Knoxville Kicks Off Friday, March 9

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Kristin Farley
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400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Eat Play Live Knoxville Kicks Off Friday, March 9

Posted: 03/08/2012
 On Friday, March 9 starting at 8:30 a.m. the Eat Play Live Knoxville program will kick off at the East Tennessee History Center and the Food Policy Council will be honored for their 30th anniversary.

Mayor Madeline Rogero, Mayor Tim Burchett, KCHD Director Dr. Martha Buchanan, and Catherine Colasanti from Michigan State Univ. will announce the Eat Play Live Knoxville program which was conceived to help people become directly involved in local food sources and active outdoor spaces in support of their own healthy living.

The Knox County Health Department has teamed up with a group of local partners to create a group of unique interactive learning experiences for the public.

Screening of the movie"FRESH" at Relix Variety Theatre on Friday, March 9 at7:30 p.m.

The event will include a Participant Pledge in which attendees will be asked to choose an action to take at home or in the community, and will be contacted for follow-up.

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Health and is brought to you by Knox County Health Department. The following partners have helped plan the events and activities of Eat Play Live Knoxville: Beardsley Community Farm, East Tennessee History Center, Knox County Schools and L&N STEM Academy, Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Market Square Farmers' Market, Overhill Gardens, Relix Variety Theatre, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sysco, Together! Healthy Knox, and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.