Taking Root Tennessee
Taking root Tennessee aims to influence positive food choices in children by bringing gardening opportunities to childcare settings & homes. Our mission is to empower young people and inspire healthy food choices in the children of Knox and surrounding counties.
In 2010, 15.8% of Tennessee youth age 18 and under were obese, and 14.2% of Tennessee’s children age two to four were obese. Childcare providers have a unique opportunity to help lower the obesity rates of children. Many childcare providers feed children two or more meals a day. If given the resources, childcare providers can model and inspire healthy food choices in children.
We envision a world in which every individual is empowered to make healthful food choices for generations to come.
Thank you to all of our partners & donors who have made Taking Root Tennessee a reality thus far. Taking Root Tennessee is division of Our Daily Bread of Tennessee, a child nutrition advocacy organization who is also the state of Tennessee's largest CACFP sponsor.