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Tennessee Health Commissioner to Lead YMCA Campers in Fitness Obstacle Course

Cooper will spend the morning with campers at YMCA’s Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, will visit Camp Widjiwagan, a YMCA of Middle Tennessee day and overnight camp, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., to educate campers about the importance of healthy living.

Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper
Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper

Cooper, along with the Get Fit Tennessee team, will spend the morning with more than 300 campers from the Middle Tennessee area in an effort to encourage the children to begin making healthy choices at a young age. Cooper will have breakfast with the children, discuss steps the kids and their families can take to make Tennessee a healthier state and lead campers in an obstacle course designed to showcase fun fitness activities.

Get Fit Tennessee is a statewide awareness program developed by Gov. Phil Bredesen with a focus on educating and empowering Tennesseans to move more and eat healthier to combat health risks facing the state, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Who: Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health
What: Cooper will spend the morning with campers at YMCA’s Camp Widjiwagan
When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT

Where:

Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center
3088 Smith Springs Road
Nashville, TN 37013
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