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Health Commissioner to Name Recording Artist Newest Member of Team Tennessee

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | 01:05pm

NASHVILLE -- Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, will introduce Julie Roberts, country music recording artist, as a member of Team Tennessee at a media event on Saturday, April 2 at Long Hunter State Park at 10 a.m. In this role, Roberts will serve as a spokesperson for Get Fit Tennessee and make appearances at events across the state.

Following the announcement, Cooper and Roberts will lead a walk on the two mile paved trail around Couchville Lake at the park. Others in the walk will include Friends of Long Hunter State Park and state and local government employees who are participating in a four-week fitness competition.

Get Fit Tennessee is a statewide awareness initiative designed to address the rising epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and risk factors that lead to diabetes, like obesity. The goal is to educate both adults and children that Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented with modest lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and a healthier diet. More information can be found at

Who: Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health Julie Roberts, Country Music Recording Artist
Carla Valdez, Wilson County Health Director

What:     Announcement of Julie Roberts to Team Tennessee
               Walk around Couchville Lake, Long Hunter State Park

When:    Saturday, April 2
               9:45 a.m. – Media Availability
               10:10 a.m. – Announcement
               10:20 – Group Walk

Where:    Long Hunter State Park (Area 2)
                2910 Hobson Pike
                Hermitage, TN


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