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Oklahoma Youth to Stand Up Against Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day
Tobacco Stops With Me supports youth efforts in creating tobacco-free lifestyle for themselves, their peers, and their communities

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 13, 2017) – With the youth-targeted hashtag of #iKickButts, the 2017 Kick Butts Day celebration encourages youth across Oklahoma to stand up for tobacco-free environments by attending events and exploring the resources offered by Tobacco Stops With Me.

Muskogee, OK (March 10, 2017) - Eight communities and two school districts were honored on Friday for their efforts to improve health and quality of life in their communities. In total, the communities and schools received $166,000 in TSET Healthy Incentive Grant funds for local projects to improve health.

For some, a daily soda fix is a refreshing reward. For others it’s just a habit they don’t think much about, but studies show that Oklahomans’ love for sweet drinks has a negative effect not only on our waist lines, but our overall health. Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 among states for rates of obesity, physical inactivity and low fruit and vegetable consumption.

Many Oklahomans want to be healthier, but making changes for themselves and their families may seem daunting. In reality, small changes can make a big difference toward feeling better and reducing the risk of diseases that account for a majority of deaths in Oklahoma.  

Enjoying a bottle of your favorite fizzy beverage may not seem like much, but when you add up the amount of sugar you drink in a day, the results may shock you.

“Not all drinks are created equal,” said Miranda Manning, registered dietitian and nutrition coordinator for the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s  Center for the Advancement of Wellness.

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Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach
405-521-4992
julieb@tset.ok.gov