Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity will identify and involve current community programs as well as initiate, coordinate and support sustainable efforts that will lead to the reduction and prevention of childhood obesity in the East Tennessee region.

Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity begun in October 2008 by lead organization East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, the Coalition has grown to include more than 35 community agencies and organizations represented by over 90 individuals. Our vision is to become one of America’s fittest cities for children by 2015 - a lofty goal which uses an ecological approach of interventions at all levels: individual, family, neighborhood, business, and rules and law. We work to identify, manage, and ultimately prevent childhood obesity. The Coalition’s work is undertaken by five committees: Advocacy, Assessment/Outcomes, Community Awareness, Funding, and Programs/Services.  We invite you to join a committee or participate in a variety of other ways. Working together we can improve the health of our children and families.


Let's Move! is Saturday May 4th

Let's Move! 2013 will be held Saturday May 4th from 10AM-2PM at two locations! Read More »

New Harvest Park Community Garden takes root

The New Harvest Park Community Garden is a partnership of the Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Knox County Parks and Recreation with support from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Read More »

New program promotes bicycling to kids

The point of this program is to get the kids out and riding bikes Read More »