• Healthier Steps

    All across Tennessee, people are taking steps towards health.

    Join the movement--together, we can get to a healthier state.

    MOVE MORE

    To reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and feel better.

    EAT SMARTER

    To increase your energy and take control of your weight.

    CUT OUT TOBACCO

    To reduce the risk of disease and save money.

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    Visit www.HealthyParksTN.com for more information about Healthy Parks Healthy Person

     
     
     
    !! App Update !!

     

     

    The HPHP app is live and ready to download! Start using it today and your points will carry over from the web app. We will keep the web app running for those that don’t have mobile devices, but we encourage you to download and use the new app if you do have a mobile device. The new app will be updated frequently, with new features added throughout the year!

     

    Summer is here
    and so are
    NEW Rewards!

     

     

    • Happy Hiker Bundle (600 points):This bundle includes the three pocket pocket Athletic Store-It Belt, First-Aid Kit, and Risky Business Sunglasses. It is perfect for a walk at the park!
    • Furry Friend Bundle (500 points): This bundle comes with a HPHP dog bag dispenser that can be easily clipped to your bag or leash, a HPHP bandana for your pet to wear or add to your backpack, and a HPHP Frisbee to play fetch with your pet once you get to the park!
    • Konus Binoculars (700points): These Konus binoculars are ideal for any outdoor uses such as birding, exploring, or hunting. Magnifies 16x with 269' field of view at 1000 yards. These binoculars feature a rubber covering for comfortable holding and include a soft-sided case for easy storage! Size: 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 2".
    • Frisbee (200 points):This 1"x 9" diameter sports flyer is the perfect entertainment for family, friends, or pets! Bring it along with you to have the ultimate game of Frisbee!

     

    Meet The Team!

    Stacey Levine and Samantha Davenport work behind the scenes to support and grow the Healthy Parks Healthy Person movement

     

    Stacey Levine began working with Healthy Parks in December 2019 as the Program Administrator. She is an alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Lipscomb University. Stacey loves to hike, swim, travel and run; She is currently training for her first half marathon. With three small children, Stacey knows the abundance of benefits to getting them outside and active as much as they can. She and her family live in Dickson, TN and frequently visit Henslee Park and Montgomery Bell State Park.

    Fun Fact: Stacey's current favorite trail is the Henslee Park Loop Trail in Dickson. It is a former golf course, very hilly, kid-friendly, and close to home!
      

    Samantha Davenport joined the HPHP team in September 2019 as an Appalachia CARES AmeriCorps member after working as a Seasonal Interpretive Ranger at Henry Horton State Park. She is a recent graduate of Martin Methodist College, where she studied Wildlife Biology and played Volleyball. Sam loves animals (especially her two dogs), staying active, traveling, and being outdoors!

    Fun Fact: Sam's favorite trail is The Natural Bridge Trail at Pickett State Park! The trail is an easy hike with an amazing sandstone natural bridge that is about 35 feet tall. The best part is that you can walk across it!

     

     

     

    Spring Challenge Update

     

    Our HPHP Spring Challenge was an 8-day challenge to get you outside during Natural Areas Week! Those who completed the challenge got outdoors at least 5 times during that week. WAY. TO. GO.

    THANK YOU to everyone who participated in getting active outside! During this unprecedented and stressful time, nature, sunlight, and exercise are imperative. HPHP hopes you were able to get outside, maybe try something new, but ultimately step outside of the house!

    This summer, continue staying safe and social distancing the original way... outdoors!

     

     

     

    Need To Reach Us?

    If you have a question about the HPHP Program, Parks Prescription, your personal account, want to share your experiences with the program, or just want to know a little bit more, you can contact us through Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, and our new email Healthy.parks@tn.gov

     

     

     

    HPHP Testimonials from Quarantine

     

     

     

     
    User Spotlight

    For our #UserSpotlight HPHP would like to introduce you to Stephenie Pyles! Stephenie is an outdoor enthusiast and is the perfect advocate for getting the whole family outdoors! Stephenie has been with us since 2016 and was one who completed the #HPHPSpringChallenge Thank you for setting an amazing example for your kids and everyone around you! We appreciate you and are thankful that you are apart of the HPHP Community! .

     

     

     

     

    “The app is highly motivating to help me make getting outdoors and staying active a priority. I have struggled with depression most of my adult life and have found that one of my best coping strategies is the outdoors. Daily doses of Vitamin D and N(nature), with plenty of exercise, helps me take care of myself so I can better take care of my family. I've been using the app for 4 years now and it continues to motivate me to get outside and be active. We have visited all 56 TN State Parks and many of the natural areas. I am always looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors with my family. I am currently working on hiking the entire Cumberland Trail. I love to walk, run, bike, and paddle my canoe, but my absolute favorite outdoor activity is hiking!” -Stephenie

     

     

     

     


    East Tennessee

    • Glenn Falls Trail: 2.1 mile out and back, Easy,All skill levels, dog friendly, kid friendly, birding, creek, waterfall, wildlife; Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
    • Twin Arches Loop: Oneida, TN; 3.9 mile loop, moderate, Dog friendly; Features: Birding, river/creek, and most notably Natural bridge,
    • Stone Door Trail: Beersheba Springs, TN, 1.8 mile out and back, Easy, Kid-Friendly, All Skill Levels, Partially Paved, Dog friendly, -- South Cumberland State park

    Middle Tennessee

    • Machine Falls Loop Trail: Tullahoma, TN, 4.1 miles, Moderate, Kid-friendly, Dog friendly, waterfall, wildflowers
    • Enclosure Wall Trail: Manchester, TN, 2.7 mile loop, Easy, All skill Levels, Dog friendly
    • Henslee Park Loop Trail (paved): Dickson, TN, 2.8 miles, Hilly, Kid-friendly. Henslee Park is an old Golf Course, and the trails are paved golf cart paths. Very hilly! Great for walking, bicycles.

    West Tennessee

    • The White Loop: The Trails at Union University, Jackson, TN, 0.9 miles, Easy, Dog friendly, Multi-use (walkers, runners, bikers), All Skill Levels
    • Mineral Slough Boardwalk: 0.5 mile point to point, along the Ghost River Bayou, half trail/half boardwalk, Kid friendly, great for birding/wildlife/wildflowers (especially water lilies)
    • Grassy Island Trail: 1.1 mile out and back trail, Easy, All skill levels, Dog-friendly, stroller friendly, birding, wildflowers ; Reelfoot Lake State Park

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

  • Healthier TN Communities

    Mission Statement

    We are a community-driven MOVEment focused on progressively improving the health of our county’s families, workplaces, places of worship, and community-at-large through events related to moving more, eating smarter, and cutting out tobacco.

    Our Partnership with Healthier TN

    Healthier TN Crossville was created in 2016, in partnership with the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, with the goal of improving the county’s overall health rankings and helping to create a healthier Tennessee. Healthier TN Crossville was designated as a Healthier TN Community in November 2017, and is currently working towards the Bronze level Healthier TN designation in 2019.

    Governor Haslam Kicking off “What is Healthier TN Communities”

    Crossville / Cumberland County has now earned recognition and is now an Healthier TN Community.

    Fit 20 has started for 2020!

    See all the walks and runs available for this year!

    Gold, Silver, Bronze

    2019 Healthier TN Community

    Walk Across Tennessee

    Are you joining our Walk Across Tennessee? Here is a mileage conversion chart to help you out!

    Jingle Run 2020

    Go ahead and put this in your calendar for this year! The Jingle Run will take place on December 19th 2020 at the Cumberland Mountain State Park! We look forward to seeing you there.

    Fit 20 Schedule

    Here is a list of all the races with locations and dates for 2020. Please join us!

    Hike for Health 2020

    All the information for all the hikes are on the flier. Please read then head outside!

    Community Workshop

    Meet us at the Crossville Housing Authority for our Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshop. We would love to see you!

    Be A Better Me Challenge

    For more information on this challenge, please reach out to Crystal Blankenship!

    Walk Across Tennessee

    Join the Healthier TN community in the "A Better Me Challenge" for October. Please see to the left for more information!

  • CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS

    With all the schools being closed, look here for the meal delivery times and locations!

  • Crossville / Cumberland County Designated a Healthier Tennessee Community, Cumberland County Schools Nutrition Supervisor wins State Award

     

    Crossville, Tenn. – On February 21, Crossville/Cumberland County was designated a Healthier Tennessee Community by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, an organization dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives.

    Crossville / Cumberland County was named a ‘(BRONZE) Healthier Tennessee Community’ based on local engagement, promotional efforts, and measurable progress to address critical health challenges.
     

    “We are grateful for the many citizen volunteers leading our Healthier Tennessee Communities,” said Governor’s Foundation CEO Richard Johnson. “Our success would not be possible without their extraordinary efforts and contributions.”

     

    “The Crossville / Cumberland County Healthier TN Community continues to make meaningful, and measureable strides in the three core initiatives of the HT program, become more active, make healthier food choices, and to cut out ALL tobacco products including e-cigarettes. Also a the highlight of the evening was when Kathy Hamby, Cumberland County School Nutrition Supervisor was named the Wellness Champion of the Year for the State of Tennessee. We are very fortunate having Kathy on our HT Committee, the work that Kathy and her staff have made on the health of our school children is invaluable”, stated Billy Loggins of the Healthier Committee.

    Healthier Tennessee Communitiesä is a signature Governor’s Foundation initiative that encourages cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods, and college campuses across Tennessee to implement sustainable, localized initiatives to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and encourage tobacco cessation.

    More than 200 elected officials, community leaders, and Healthier Tennessee Community committee members from across Tennessee attended the awards gala, which took place at Graystone Quarry in Franklin.

    In addition to awarding 33 communities with a gold, silver, or bronze designation, the event also honored innovative initiatives and individual achievements. View the current list of designated Healthier Tennessee Communities and awardees recognized for their significant community health achievements.

    The Foundation launched the Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative in March 2015 with nine pilot communities. Today, nearly 100 communities, neighborhoods, and college campuses are engaged with the program, and 33 have received the designation.

     

    More information about the communities program, including a list of participating cities and counties and other Healthier Tennessee® initiatives, like the Small Starts® suite of interactive wellness tools, is available at healthierTN.com.

  • LOCAL TABLE TN

    Local Table TN is a website that helps people locate great farm to table restaurants and farmers markets. Other things they help find is local grocers and farm stores!

  • Amazon Smile

    Healthier TN is now signed up for Amazon Smiles, HT will receive a percentage of qualifying purchases. To register, please click the button below!

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  • Crossville/Cumberland Healthier TN Receives $2,500 Grant

    CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (August 10, 2018) – A $2,500 grant has been awarded to Crossville/Cumberland County’s Healthier Tennessee Committee by The Governor’s Foundation for Health & Wellness.

    “I am very proud of the hard work that the Crossville/Cumberland County committee has put in to encourage healthy behavior in the community,” said Healthier Tennessee Regional Director Colleen Wright.

    The grant was in support of the Small Starts for Families Grant. To earn it, the Crossville/Cumberland team raised awareness at community events by signing up members for the Small Starts for Families e-newsletter and partnered with UT Extension Office in support of nutritional education. This is in support of the statewide initiative to move more, eat smarter, and cut out tobacco.

    Healthier Tennessee Crossville/Cumberland County is offering a Healthier Tennessee Crossville Fit 15 community race series. Participants who run or walk in three 5K races will earn a Finisher’s Medal will presented at the Reindeer Run in December. There are four remaining 5k opportunities to earn the medal; Dash for Derek at the Community Complex on September 22; Panther Dash 5k on November 10 at Stone Memorial High School, the Gobble Wobble Fun Run at the Community Complex on November 22, and the Reindeer Run 5K at the TAD Center on December 8.

    Crossville is one of 48 communities to be designated as a Healthier Tennessee Community by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. The Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative takes a grassroots approach to improving Tennesseans’ health by engaging citizens and local leaders in cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods and college campuses across the state.

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  • Streaks for Small Starts

    Streaks for Small Starts can help you make easy—healthier—choices every single day. That are tiny, daily actions that can add up to big streaks of success.

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  • Small Starts for Families

    Little Changes Make A Big Difference

    From snacking on crunchy veggies to adding a bit more movement to your day, find what works for everyone.

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