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Prepare Your Family for a Healthy Back to School 

TSET’s Shape Your Future offers parents and teachers a library of back-to-school resources

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 11, 2021) – Across Oklahoma, children are gearing up to go back to school. This year, parents and teachers can prepare for a smooth transition out of summer by loading up on back-to-school resources. Shape Your Future (SYF), a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), offers Oklahomans a large library of resources to ensure every transition back into the school year can be stress-free and healthy.

Easing back into school can come with busy schedules, early mornings, rushed mealtimes and new activities that make healthy living challenging. However, with tips and resources available at ShapeYourFutureOK.com, the new school season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing healthy choices. Your guide to thriving in the school year is available through SYF’s downloadable materials, recipes, videos, blogs, posters and more. 

“Healthy living might look different during the school year, but it’s a great time to refresh a healthy routine,” said Julie Bisbee, TSET executive director. “With resources from Shape Your Future, parents and teachers are equipped to make healthy choices for nutrition, physical activity and healthy living for themselves and the young people in their lives.”

Parents can prep for the day with easy school lunches, or inspire healthy choices with back-to-school hacks. For families with limited time in the evenings, be sure to capitalize on exercise with fun family walk activities.

Teachers can keep students engaged with activity sheets and posters, or help children get active in school with fun classroom activities. Check out time-saving tips for healthy eating.

Parents and teachers can also find helpful resources related to vaping and tobacco use, such as talking tips and a “Spot The Vape Quiz” at StopsWithMe.com.

Shape Your Future also recommends being mindful of your school’s COVID policies and the latest CDC prevention guidelines to make informed choices for your family. 

Staying healthy is within reach for Oklahoma families and classrooms thanks to SYF resources. This year, be active, eat healthy, stay hydrated and enjoy the school year all at once.

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Shape Your Future is a community health education intervention that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free. SYF strives to educate parents, teachers, caregivers and all Oklahomans on how to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Find us online at ShapeYourFutureOK.com

 

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working with local coalitions and initiatives across the state, cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. To learn more, visit TSET.ok.gov.  

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