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Child Health Week - Physical Activity stats and tips

Did you know?

  • Children on average spend nearly three hours a day watching TV.
  • Only half of children and teens, ages 12 to 21, regularly exercise.
  • More than 15% of all school children are considered obese or overweight.
  • Overweight teens have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.

Ways to get started

  • Find a fun activity. Help your child find a sport that he or she enjoys. The more they like it, the more they will become physically active.
  • Plan ahead. Make sure there is a convenient time for kids to play.
  • Provide a safe environment. Make sure the equipment is in good shape and your child is dressed appropriately.
  • Use active toys. Younger children need easy access to balls, jump ropes and other active toys.
  • Be a role model. Children who regularly see their parents enjoying sports and physical activity are more likely to do so themselves.
  • Play with your child.

Limit television watching and computer use. No more than 1 to 2 hours of screen time is recommended each day. Yes, this includes TV, movies, tablets, computers and video games

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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