The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Eating Research (HER) Program has released the new report: Better for You Foods: A Guide to Evaluating the Quality of Nutrition Standards.
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has released Healthy School, Healthy Staff, Healthy Students: A Guide to Improving School Employee Wellness. This new resource assists school districts and schools in establishing or enhancing an employee wellness initiative. The guide provides a step-by-step process that districts and schools can use to develop an employee wellness initiative that fits their unique needs. It includes worksheets, templates, and resources as well as real-world examples from school districts that have successfully worked to improve employee wellness.
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.
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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.
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.
Community Commons is an interactive resource that allows users to generate maps and data reports on a variety of topics, including public health, food access, and environmental factors.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) protects families and individuals across America facing food insecurity. Financial incentives enable SNAP participants to buy more fruits and vegetables, which helps strengthen local economies and increase access to healthy foods.
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.
The CDC periodically releases the results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including…