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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released “BAM! Body and Mind“. This exciting resource is entirely dedicated to classroom resources for teachers, The page contains a variety of information and resources for teachers of grades 4-8 to use in the classroom and help students make healthier lifestyle choices.

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Looking for strategies for health in schools?

Downloadable graphics and handout resources are available for use in presentations, on websites, and handouts. These four handouts provide examples of evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework to promote student health before, during and after school are available in the “Strategies for Using the WSCC Model” section on the CDC Healthy Schools website.

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The National Youth Sports Strategy is an essential resource for policymakers and key decision-makers in youth sports. It aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all young people will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code.

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The Oklahoma State Dept. of Health (OSDH) – Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Center) has created a Tobacco Prevention & Youth Engagement Resource Guide to support adults who educate or engage youth about the dangers of tobacco use and early nicotine exposure in multiple settings—communities, schools, worksites and healthcare facilities.

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TSET Healthy Incentive Program UPDATE: As of September 13, TSET has received Healthy Schools incentive grant applications for an amount that exceeds the funds available in this grant cycle, and has received Healthy Communities incentive grant applications for an amount that meets the limit. The next incentive grant application period opens on Dec 2, 2019 for both Healthy Schools and Healthy Communities, and all eligible entities are encouraged to apply at that time.

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    Research has shown that healthy students are better learners! The conference presentations were designed to empower attendees with the knowledge, skills and strategies to improve health and wellness in schools. The Fit 2 Learn conference was organized in June 2019 by TSET Healthy Living Program grantees in Tulsa County, and video recordings of the presentations are now available.

    Who should view these video recordings?

    Anyone interested in creating healthier school environments, including:

    • Administrators/District Leadership
    • Child Nutrition Directors
    • School Board Members
    • Classroom Teachers,
    • PE Instructors
    • Health Educators
    • Health and Fit School Advisory members
    • School Nurses
    • Parents
    • Advocates

    Video: Keynote and plenary

    Dr. Brian King of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health gave two presentations (90 minutes running time):

    • “The Rise of E-cigarettes: What Are They, Who’s Using Them” and
    • “What Can We Do to Protect Our Kids?”

    Video: Breakout sessions

    The breakout sessions covered a wide variety of health and wellness topics. Five sessions were recorded:

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    Recognizing the bidirectional relationship between health and educational success, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a public workshop in Oakland California, featuring presentations that exemplified the relationship between the health and education sectors, and shared examples of public health interventions and activities in schools that support school success.

    Click here to read the proceedings of the workshop.


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    All children deserve the opportunity to meet their full health potential and lead a fulfilling life. Yet health inequities in the United States prevent many kids from meeting their full potential. Research shows that prevention and early intervention are effective for children living in circumstances that put them at risk (such as living in poverty or being exposed to chronic adversity). Practice, policy, and systems-level changes informed by science can reduce the odds of adverse exposures, narrow health disparities, and advance health equity.

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      Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a voluntary and free state-wide certification available to businesses, schools, and all kinds of community organizations that want to be recognized as leaders making special efforts to promote healthy behaviors of Oklahomans.

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      Do you have tools that help you encourage creating a healthy school or district? Are those tools flexible enough to meet the specific needs of schools in your community? The Healthy Schools Toolkit is a new resource designed to help educators build healthy schools from the inside out to ensure all students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

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