TruckBeat: Your Zip Code And Your Health

Mar 9, 2017

In their Parkridge meeting place, Jackie, Debbie, and Denita plan healthy meals with Dietician Gwen Byars.
Credit WUOT News, Leslie Snow

It's called your "ZNA", your zip code at the time of your birth.  And according to National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins, it can determine the quality and length of your life.  In some cases, your ZNA is a better predictor of health than your DNA.

On this episode of TruckBeat, the team heads to an area North and East of downtown Knoxville to learn more about how your zip code affects your well-being.  And Leslie Snow introduces us to a group of women in the Parkridge neighborhood who is determined to beat the odds.   

 Click here to see how one group of East Knoxville kids is working to make their neighborhood safer.