CX Nutrition & Fitness
Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET)
“We are dedicated to changing policies and environments in Tulsa County to make healthy nutrition and fitness the easy choice in schools, workplaces and communities.”
The Tulsa Health Department and its community partners are prepared to address health issues, such as poor nutrition and lack of physical activity, which have negative impacts on the individuals, families and businesses in our community, with a new initiative that uses a unique approach. The Tulsa County Wellness Partnership, a committee of the Family Health Coalition, works with schools, communities, workplaces, and businesses to implement effective policies and programs that promote opportunities for healthy eating and active living.
A Community of Excellence in Nutrition and Fitness is a community that makes the choice to eat healthy and engage in physical activity the easiest choice to make. A community that is excellent in healthy eating and active living opportunities is one in which the environments and social norms consistently point to healthy lifestyles throughout the community. As new people or businesses move into our community, they will inherit and adopt the established norms about healthy eating and physical activity.
The Community of Excellence approach promotes:
- Social norm change
- Community education and outreach
- Grassroots and media advocacy
- Improvements to the built environment
- Adoption of public health policies and system changes that promote healthy eating and active living
The program is funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. For more information, contact Daphne Gaulden at 918-595-4039