Mayor Karl Dean: Creating "Nashvitality"
Tennessee currently has the 2nd highest obesity rate of any state overall, 4th for childhood obesity, and Nashville specifically has an obesity rate of 30%. Mayor Karl Dean is sick and tired of those numbers, and he's taking action to get the city up and moving. The mayor discusses his health initiatives, including Nashville's recent certification as a bike friendly city, unveils a free new mobile phone application that helps locate recreation according to your location, talks about the upcoming Mayor’s 5k and newly renewed Walk 100 challenge, and stresses the importance of nutrition education in schools. To start getting active yourself, visit Nashville.gov/Parks.