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    How Was This Idea Developed?

    Altus Public Schools received a $30,000 TSET Healthy Schools Incentive Grant and used some of the funding to purchase hydroponic grow towers for their schools. Sabina Garrett (pictured above in blue), the Child Nutrition Director, was the grant writer and moving force for the policy progression. The HLP Southern Oklahoma Community Action Group laid the ground work with Altus.

    What Outcomes Have Been Achieved?

    Students and staff are excited about Altus Public Schools being awarded the funding for this project. The three systems provide opportunities for student and staff enrichment as well as use of the products in mobile meal deliveries. The high school agriculture department has a similar grow tower and described experimentation that can occur at the different levels using the system. Teachers have shown enthusiasm for the project and are eager to utilize the equipment into next school year.

    See the Hydroponic Grow Towers in Action!

    This video shows how the superintendent and various staff members are using the grow towers for the middle school and high school.


    To learn more about this community effort, or to get involved, contact:

    Shaundra Covey, Healthy Living Coordinator with Southwest Oklahoma Action Group, Healthy Living Program

    Phone: 580-380-4231

    E-mail: shaundra.covey@socag.org

    or Sabina Garrett, Child Nutrition Program Director for Altus Public Schools

    E-mail: sgarrett@altusps.com

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    The Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) is an anonymous statewide risk and protective factor student survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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    TSET Healthy Living Program staff in Cleveland County recently used their artistic skills and community partnerships to create a safer environment in Noble.

    The TSET HLP team spent all day March 6 painting a crosswalk near the city’s library and Pioneer Intermediate School, in the area of North Fifth Street and East Pecan Avenue. Because of its proximity to the library and school, the crosswalk has an artistic theme of book spines.

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    OK In the Know is here to support you as you support your community. We are in a collective fight against COVID-19, which has impacted our livelihoods and communities. This page includes a compilation of COVID-19-related tools, with topics related to supporting children while they learn at home, talking with children about COVID-19, managing stress, and more.

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    TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) grantees in Adair County have added crosswalks, speed bumps, and stop signs to high-traffic areas to increase safety for children who walk to Stilwell Middle and Elementary schools. The resources and support made available by Cherokee Nation’s TSET HLP and OSU High Obesity Program (HOP) will incentivize physical activity in the community and create a safer environment for pedestrians. Cherokee Nation’s TSET HLP along with OSU HOP are part of the Adair County Community Health Coalition.

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    3/13/20 update REGARDING CORONAVIRUS: The health and safety of event organizers and participants is a top priority. We advise that all event organizers closely monitor and follow recommendations of local, state and federal public health authorities regarding group gatherings. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

    Take Down Tobacco is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual day of action. Read on to find out how to participate online and in your community.

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