Oktaha Public schools has received a Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Healthy Incentive Grant.
The $20,000 grant will help purchase new playground equipment, install shading and build a walking path, all in an effort to give children more opportunities to be physically active.
Last July, the Muskogee County Health Department was awarded a new 5-year Healthy Living Program grant to help improve health of the residents in the department’s service area of McIntosh, Muskogee, Hughes and Okfuskee counties. The grant is being used to help reduce tobacco use, improve nutrition, and increase physical activity to decrease premature death.
TSET Healthy Incentive Grants are awarded to schools and communities that have implemented sustainable policies and strategies to encourage Oklahomans to adopt healthier lifestyles. This is in line with TSET’s constitutional mandate to improve the health of Oklahomans. Adopted policies focus on tobacco-free environments, increased access to nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity.