Welcome to Hamilton County Step ONE

Step ONE (Optimize with Nutrition and Exercise) is a collaboration between the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, the Hamilton County Mayor’s Office, and the Hamilton County Regional Health Council that was started in 2004. Our mission is “To create a culture of health in Hamilton County where residents choose to eat healthy and be physically active .” Over the past ten years, the program has evolved with the evidence-base while building partnerships with other government agencies, nonprofits, schools, local foundations, and residents to work toward accomplishing the mission.

Using the resources and information provided on this site, you will learn how to become an active participant in bringing a culture of health to where you live, learn, work, worship, and play. You are encouraged to participate with Step ONE by eating healthier, being more physically active, and supporting your neighbors, family, friends, and co-workers with their efforts as well. 

For more information, call Step ONE at (423) 209-8090

Hamilton County Elementary School Playgrounds with Open Use Hours

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Printable map with legend

List of Schools with Open Use Hours

The Chattanooga Mobile Market

Video by Greater Chattanooga