OKLAHOMA CITY (August 31, 2015) - The Twin Hills School District was recently honored for its efforts to improve health. Twin Hills School District was awarded a Healthy Schools Incentive Grant in the amount of $1,500. The Okmulgee County school district will use the grant funds to help get a salad bar in their cafeteria. The district will also use funds to purchase additional physical activity equipment such as jump ropes and hula hoops to help students stay active.
The Healthy Schools Incentive Grant criteria focus on strengthening and approving a district 24/7 tobacco-free policy and updating the district wellness policy to include best and promising practices that focus on nutrition and physical activity and help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
School districts and school sites that have been recognized by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program and meet TSET incentive grant criteria are eligible to apply for incentive grants. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program is a partnership between the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the State Chamber and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.