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2016 Highlights

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

Organ Wise

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

People doing Tai Chi

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.”

– Participant

 

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