Gold Sneaker Facility Certification

What is Gold Sneaker?

The Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) “Gold Sneaker Initiative” contributes to the TDH mission to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Gold Sneaker was developed in 2008 to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed childcare facilities across Tennessee. The Initiative is free and voluntary to any licensed childcare provider in Tennessee that has met training and application requirements. Through Gold Sneaker, licensed Tennessee childcare providers have the opportunity to improve the health of the children in their care by adopting policies related to physical activity, healthy eating and a tobacco-free environment.

Click Here and then select "Mid-Cumberland Region" to see the current Rutherford County child care facilities that have earned the Gold Sneaker designation.