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Obesity and overweight pose significant challenges to the armed forces in the United States, affecting service members (including active duty, guard, and reserve components), veterans, retirees, and their families and communities. The consequences of obesity and overweight in the armed forces influence various aspects of their operations that are critical to national security, including recruitment, retention, resilience, readiness, and retirement.

This resource examines how obesity and overweight are measured in the armed forces and how they affect recruitment, retention, resilience, and readiness; discussed service-specific issues related to these problems and highlighted innovative strategies to address them through improved nutrition, physical activity, and stress management; and offered perspectives from outside of the armed forces on approaches to prevent and treat obesity. It also discusses the challenges and opportunities related to overcoming the concerns posed by obesity and overweight in the armed forces, military families, and their communities, including potential cross-sector opportunities.

Click here to read the publication for free.

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Classroom physical activity is any physical activity done in the classroom during or between academic instruction periods and in addition to physical education and recess. Benefits include greater concentration and motivation, improved academic performance, and reduced disruptive behavior among students.

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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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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.

Check out the SNAP Incentives toolkit and join the SNAP Incentives Action Team to encourage decision makers to support SNAP incentives with information and resources to help you take action.


To support your efforts with more toolkits, grant opportunities and factsheets released by Voices for Healthy Kids, click here.

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This page serves as a central hub of links to local (regional, county, or city level) health data sources for Oklahoma.

Prioritize your work, assess your progress, or make the care for your wellness initiative with the evidence on this page.

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Every few years the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Community Epidemiology & Evaluation Unit  releases a report focusing on health factors of the residents in each county. The topical information and flagship issues addressed, highlight each county and align with Healthy People 2020 indicators. Health care costs are also detailed within the reports.

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