HEAL Appalachia

HEAL Appalachia strives to help children improve their health by promoting healthy eating and active living initiatives throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Appalachia was formed in 2009 by Mountain States Health Alliance and East Tennessee State University, along with regional partners, to address childhood obesity. We aim to inspire others to think outside the box to address childhood obesity by providing community grants, educational opportunities and forming collaboratives throughout the region.

Join us and share our Call to Action: 5-2-1-0 Every Day!

5 – or more fruits and vegetables
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time*
1 – hour or more of physical activity
0 – sugary drinks, more water and low-fat milk
*Keep TV/computer out of the bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.

Help Fight Childhood Obesity!


HEAL Appalachia seeks community partners to help fight childhood obesity in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.