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For some, a daily soda fix is a refreshing reward. For others it’s just a habit they don’t think much about, but studies show that Oklahomans’ love for sweet drinks has a negative effect not only on our waist lines, but our overall health. Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 among states for rates of obesity, physical inactivity and low fruit and vegetable consumption.

Enjoying a bottle of your favorite fizzy beverage may not seem like much, but when you add up the amount of sugar you drink in a day, the results may shock you.

“Not all drinks are created equal,” said Miranda Manning, registered dietitian and nutrition coordinator for the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s  Center for the Advancement of Wellness.

Many Oklahomans want to be healthier, but making changes for themselves and their families may seem daunting. In reality, small changes can make a big difference toward feeling better and reducing the risk of diseases that account for a majority of deaths in Oklahoma.  

Seminole, OK (February 17, 2017) – Seminole Public School District was honored on Friday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

To receive the $5,000 incentive grant, Seminole Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff.  The district will use grant funds to purchase playground and physical education equipment. 

Helpline Offers FREE Support to Quit Your Own Way

OKLAHOMA CITY – Feb. 17, 2017 – The benefits of quitting smokeless tobacco are endless. Throughout Through With Chew Week, February 19-25, smokeless tobacco users are encouraged to explore the services offered by the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

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Whitney Dinger, Public Information and Outreach Specialist

Whitney Dinger
Public Information Officer
405-521-4959
whitneyd@tset.ok.gov