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The Farmers Market Resource Guide was developed to assist and encourage Oklahoma communities, farmers, and citizen groups to create and successfully operate vibrant community farmers markets. The resource provides links to various topics that surround how to better plan and sustain a farmers market as well as the regulations a farmers market in Oklahoma must follow with forms and sample policies.

Click here to access the guide.

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The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has released videos to encourage adoption and strengthen implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ASCD, the WSCC model uses an integrated, collaborative approach to address barriers and supports related to learning and health.

The videos are designed for various audiences, including state education and health departments, schools, and partners. The videos feature three school districts that support and implement the WSCC model and focus on three themes:

  • Administrator Support and Commitment for WSCC approach
  • Ease of WSCC implementation, and
  • WSCC Benefits and Impact on Student Learning and Health

To access the videos, click here.

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The Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network developed Wellness Teams Work! A Guide for Putting Wellness Policies into Practice in Schools. This guide summarizes the evidence supporting the importance of active school wellness teams in promoting wellness policy implementation in schools.

An effective wellness policy can improve food choices, dietary intake, and physical activity for children in schools.To be effective, a wellness policy must be implemented, monitored, and assessed. Meeting wellness policy goals helps schools to fulfill each student’s nutrition and physical activity needs. By forming or increasing activity of school wellness teams, schools will be better equipped to comply with federal guidelines and help students to stay engaged, focused and ready to learn.

Click here to access the guide.

 

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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has introduced a new toolkit for schools!

Schools across the country have implemented successful policies, practices, and programs to create a healthy school environment that promotes learning. However, key stakeholders, including parents, community partners, and even district leaders, are often unaware of the reach and impact of these efforts.

Effective communication builds and sustains support for healthy schools, yet school district staff have few resources to guide them in publicizing their accomplishments. This toolkit is designed to fill this gap by providing step-by-step guidance that school districts and schools can use to communicate their school health successes to audiences such as district leadership, staff, parents, and community partners.

This Toolkit:

  • Outlines principles for communicating success and creating compelling messages
  • Describes different types of communications platforms and provides real-world examples
  • Provides a planning worksheet and multiple resources—including a success story template and ready-to-use statistics—to assist districts and schools in developing effective communications developing effective communications

Click here to access the toolkit.

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The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America is a project of Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlighting the latest obesity trends and practices, policies, and programs to help reverse the epidemic.

Take Action! Share the full report with local partners to spread the word on 40 action-step recommendations for policymakers, the food and restaurant industry, and the healthcare sector, with local partners.

Explore the State of Obesity website, for data interactives, priority policy summaries, stories from the field, and an Oklahoma snapshot of trends and policy actions underway to prevent and reduce obesity.

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With combined efforts from the TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) serving Atoka county and the entire Atoka community, the Atoka Farmers Market officially opened in the summer of 2017. The market has had great community support since opening and provides the opportunity to purchase locally grown produce.

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