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Half of Oklahoma adults are not eating fruit daily, and about a quarter of Oklahomans don’t eat a single vegetable daily. Local community gardens are one way that community groups are hoping to bring more options to the diet of local residents.

Through incentive and community-based grants, TSET is partnering to help create community gardens. Guthrie, Okmulgee and Muskogee are just a few of the places that offer community gardens.

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 30, 2015) - Two TSET grants to the Oklahoma Hospital Association are working to improve the health of Oklahomans by working in hospitals and clinics to create a culture of wellness through lasting changes that will reduce tobacco use by employees, patients and family members, emphasis healthy food choices and increase physical activity.

Ardmore, Okla.  (May 19, 2015)– School officials from Ardmore were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of students, faculty and staff at Ardmore City Schools. Ardmore School District received a $10,000 grant as part of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 15, 2015) – The TSET Board of Directors has approved $25,500 in grants to six school districts and two school sites.

The grants, through the TSET Healthy Schools Incentive Grant program, were awarded to school districts and school sites that have worked to promote health and wellness policies and actively work to make the healthy choice the easy choice for teachers, students and staff.

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 15, 2015) - The TSET Board of Directors on Friday approved the award of $14 million for 50 community based grants to serve 63 counties statewide as part of the TSET Healthy Living grant program.


Whitney Dinger, Public Information and Outreach Specialist

Whitney Dinger
Public Information Officer