PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

The Gold Sneaker Initiative


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gold sneaker initiative shoe logogold sneaker initiative shoe logoThe Gold Sneaker Initiative was developed to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed child care facilities across Tennessee.
 

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Gold Sneaker Documentation

Programs desiring “Gold Sneaker” designation will provide to the Department of Health the following documentation annually:

  • A completed, signed application
  • A copy of the program’s policies clearly stating Gold Sneaker policies 1.1-1.9
  • A copy of the infant feeding plan form in use by the program demonstrating compliance with Gold Sneaker policy 1.5
  • A daily schedule reflecting a cumulative 60 minutes for physical activity and 15-20 minutes for each snack or meal
  • A Gold Sneaker Letter with the facility graphic or name at the top
  • Copies of the director’s/assistant director’s or owners Gold Sneaker training certificate and any other teaching staff’s training certificates

Training to Become Gold Sneaker Designated

Information on training for the Gold Sneaker initiative is available at Tennessee Child Care Online Training System (TCCOTS). In person training may be available, but is limited.


Recognition as a Gold Sneaker facility will include:

  • An individual certificate of achievement
  • 2 hours of training credit from the Department of Human Services
  • A certificate of achievement signed by the Governor for the childcare facility
  • Two Gold Sneaker stickers which can be placed on entrance(s) to the facility or used in promotional activities for the facility
  • Access to an electronic Gold Sneaker logo to be used in materials produced by the facility
  • Recognition on the following Web sites: the Gold Sneaker WebsiteA toolkit with physical activity and nutrition resources

Gold Sneaker Re-designation Requirements

Facilities designated as Gold Sneaker for three or more years are now required to take a refresher training or become ”re-designated” every three years.

  • Attend a new 1.5 hour Gold Sneaker training
  • Remit an updated application packet:
    • A completed, signed application
    • A copy of the program’s policies clearly stating Gold Sneaker policies 1.1-1.9
    • A copy of the infant feeding plan form in use by the program demonstrating compliance with Gold Sneaker policy 1.5
    • A daily schedule reflecting a cumulative 60 minutes for physical activity and 15-20 minutes for each snack or meal
    • A Gold Sneaker Letter with the facility graphic or name at the top
    • Copies of the director’s/assistant director’s or owners Gold Sneaker training certificate and any other teaching staff’s training certificates
    • Staff training verification form

Training to Become Gold Sneaker Re-designated

Currently, training to become Gold Sneaker re-designated is only available in person. A Gold Sneaker Re-designation Training option should be added to the TCCOTS soon.


Recognition as a Gold Sneaker Re-designated facility will include:

  • An individual certificate of achievement
  • 1.5 hours of training credit from the Department of Human Services
  • A toolkit with physical activity and nutrition resources

After receipt of the Staff training verification form:

  • A “re-designation date” posted beside the facility name on the Gold Snekaer website
  • A certificate of achievement signed by the Governor for the childcare facility

How to sign up

  • Contact Yvette Mack at Tennessee Department of Health - 615-741-0315 - yvette.mack@tn.gov