Healthier Tennessee Workplace Recognition Program


Healthier Tennessee WorkplaceGovernor Bill Haslam's Foundation for Health and Wellness recently launched the "Healthier Tennessee Workplace" program to recognize organizations that encourage employees to live healthier lives at work and at home.

Chancellor Schwab expressed his desire for UTHSC to join the program and charged the Human Resources office with the task of seeking ways to improve employee health. While UTHSC has already met many of the programs requirements, we still have work to do! HR along with the Campus Recreation office, will implement additional opportunities for UTHSC employees to lead healthier lives.

Here are a few suggestions for departments to consider implementing that will help our campus become a 2014 Healthier Tennessee Workplace!

Get Started

Here are some sites to help you get started.
Campus Recreation
Small Starts' @ home

  • Replace standard snacks at meetings for healthier options:
    fruit, cheese and vegetables
  • Make water an option in your office:
    provide bottled water or add an office water cooler
  • Hold healthy celebrations for birthdays, promotions, etc.:
    have smoothies instead of cupcakes
  • Take advantage of our Campus Recreation Center:
    work out with a buddy on a regular basis
  • Visit the numerous area farmer's market to purchase fresh produce
  • Start implementing healthier habits at home

Farmer's Markets

Near UTHSC

Memphis Farmers Market
Saturdays 7am-1pm
Central Train Station - Front Street and G.E. Patterson

Trolley Stop Farmers Market
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm
704 Madison Ave.

CHC Farmers Market
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Church Health Center Wellness – 1115 Union Ave.

Cooper-Young Farmers Market
Saturdays 8am-1pm (year round) 1000 S. Cooper


Other Midsouth Farmers Markets

Arlington Open Air Market
Fri-Sat 9am-4pm
12016 Walker St.

Arlington Agricenter Farmers Market
Mon-Sat 7:30am-5:30pm
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.

Bartlett Station Farmers Market
Saturdays 7am-noon
Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Blvd, Bartlett

Botanic Garden Farmers Market
Wednesdays 2pm-6pm
750 Cherry

Collierville Farmers Market
Thursdays 8am-1pm
Collierville United Methodist Church
454 W. Poplar Ave, Collierville

Evergreen Farmers Market
Thursdays 2pm-6pm
613 University St.

Farm Park Farmers Market
Thursdays 4pm-7:30pm
Germantown Elem School
2740 Cross Country, Germantown

Jones Orchard Farm Market
7 days/wk 8am-6pm
7170 Hwy 51 N., Millington

Millington Farmers Market
Saturdays 8am-1pm
5152 Easley, Millington

Olive Branch Farmers Market
Fridays 2pm-6pm
Courthouse parking lot, Pigeon Roost Rd and Highland St.

Urban Farms Market
Tues-Fri 1pm-6pm & Sat 9am-3pm
2977 Broad Ave.

Whitehaven Farmers Market
Mondays noon-6pm
Methodist South Hospital parking lot - Elvis Presley at Wesley Dr.