- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shelby County’s government has been named a recipient of the Healthier Tennessee Workplace Award.

Healthier Tennessee is a nonprofit agency associated with Gov. Bill Haslam’s office. The agency promotes healthy workplace conditions at businesses across the state.

Shelby County was specifically recognized for the creation of the Total Health Wellness initiative, a program focusing on employee lifestyles and health habits.

During the past several months, government employees have participated in 5K races, volleyball games, various running and walking events, attended cooking classes promoting healthier preparation of foods and have had healthier food choices at government facilities.

Shelby County government will receive a certificate of recognition from Haslam and will be featured in Healthier Tennessee promotions to encourage more businesses to participate.

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