|Published: 8:59 AM, 10/01/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
As Child Health Day, a national event
first proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, celebrates its
84th observance this year, the state of Tennessee's
Department of Health has set apart a special week to focus on the
health and well-being of its children.
The Monroe County School System will
observe Child Health Week is Oct. 1-7.
"In years past when Child Health Week
has happens, we've been on fall break," said Lacey Mason, director
for Coordinated School Health. "This is one of the first year's
we've been in school during the observance."
As part of Child Health Week,
Coordinated School Health will be doing some BMI (body mass index) testing in some area schools and will post a child health tip on
their Facebook page each day for parents to see. In addition, Coker
Creek Elementary School will participate in International Walk Day at
their school on Oct. 3, inviting parents and community members to the
school to walk their walking trail with students.
See full story in the Sunday, Sept. 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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