(WBIR-Dowtown Knoxville) Governor Haslam was in Knoxville's Market Square Wednesday to introduce his "Healthier Tennessee" initative to East Tennessee.
The governor launched the program in Jackson Tuesday.
Haslam said the initiative will encourage residents to be more physically active and eat nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables. The program also asks people to stop using tobacco, or never start.
Haslam noted Tennessee is one of the least healthy states, with high rates of high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and heart disease.