TSET Healthy Living Program

The TSET Healthy Living Program locally consists of three staff members working within two counties (Garfield and Grant) to reduce tobacco use and obesity, the primary causes of Oklahoma’s top killers – cancer and cardiovascular disease.  Half of all cancers are caused by obesity and other lifestyle choices.

Using a comprehensive approach, the team works with businesses, city governments, community organizations, and schools to create meaningful opportunities to encourage Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco free.

The TSET Healthy Living Program supports the prevention and reduction of tobacco use and obesity in an effort to lessen the burden of unhealthy behaviors before they take root. A strong emphasis on reducing these risk factors will save lives and money.

Examples of the TSET Healthy Living Program strategies include:

  • Working to ensure tobacco-free properties, and promoting the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline for those who want to quit tobacco.

  • Facilitating school, business, and community gardens, food pantries, and farmer’s markets to create opportunities for healthy eating.

  • Assisting with agreements between schools and community groups to open the school grounds for physical activity outside of the school day.

  • Engaging schools and child care organizations to support tobacco-free lifestyles, and to teach in active classrooms that improve academic achievement.

  • Improve the nutritional value and appeal of school and worksite food preparation and offerings. 

  • Providing guidance to grocery and small food stores on stocking healthy checkout aisles to encourage shoppers to choose healthy options.

  • Working with cities and governments on a variety of zoning ordinances, urban design, and transportation strategies that encourage active living for people of all ages and abilities.

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