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Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Educators work through statewide issue teams to address health and hunger; safety and environment; finance, jobs and employment; and family and child resilience.
OrganWise Guys Childhood Obesity
Seventeen percent of Oklahoma youth are considered obese and the state has poor fruit and vegetable consumption. Evaluation data for kindergarten – 5th grade participants showed improvement in healthy food choices and physical activity.
“The kids really looked forward to seeing her and the nutrition games were excellent! From the first lesson, I noticed the students choosing more vegetables at lunch.”
– Fourth Grade Teacher
Tai Chi: Moving for a Better Balance Community Health & Wellness
Over 14% of Oklahoma's population is age 65+ and at greater risk of death from home injury. After the program, over 68% of participants can move with minimal risk of injury and can perform activities of daily living with minimal difficulty.
Live Well, Eat Well, Be Active, with Diabetes Diabetes Prevention & Management
Oklahoma has the 8th highest rate of obesity and 12% of residents were diagnosed with diabetes in 2015. Evaluation data show a decrease of over 57% in those who plan to eat snack foods and drink sugar-sweetened beverages every day.
“I have been able to lower my A1C to a normal level using the techniques I learned in the class.”
2016 Impacts by County