TULSA, OK – [May 31, 2018] – More than 150 local educators, administrators, health professionals, parents and community leaders are scheduled to attend the 5th Annual Fit 2 Learn Summit: Rising above Challenges, Empowering Children to Achieve Healthy Futures held at OSU Center for Health Sciences, 1111 West 17th Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on June 5.
The summit is designed to empower attendees with the knowledge, skills and strategies to improve health and wellness in their schools.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Alyson Shoaf, MAEd, who will focus on the importance of recess. Participants will gain an understanding of how recess is defined by Shape America and CDC, along with the benefits of recess. Shoaf will also present two breakout sessions: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Recess Programs with an Emphasis on Recess before Lunch and Creating Recess Programs with All Students in Mind.
“This is a free conference designed to empower attendees with the knowledge, skills and strategies to improve their school’s overall health and wellness,” said Vicki Lentz Wagner, TSET Healthy Living Program Specialist. “It’s an opportunity for individuals working in schools to come together and learn and to be supported. It’s a day where ideas are exchanged and shared and collaboration and synergy occur. Research has shown that healthy students are better learners!”
The summit will also offer a wide variety of breakout sessions including implementing nutrition into the classroom, implementing physical activity into the classroom, ABLE athletes (bridging the gap between able and disabled), farm to school, staff wellness, healthy celebrations and fundraisers, farm to you, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and community eligibility provision (CEP) among others.
To learn more, visit www.tulsa-health.org/fit2learn or contact Wagner at 918.595.4225. This Summit is sponsored by Tulsa Health Department, OSU-Center for Health Sciences and the TSET Healthy Living Program Serving Tulsa County.
Tulsa Health Department
Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. For more information, please visit www.tulsa-health.org.
TSET Healthy Living Program serving Tulsa County
The TSET Healthy Living Program serving Tulsa county is a grant-funded program which seeks to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity by working with businesses, cities and governments, schools, and community institutions and organizations, to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. The program is funded through a grant by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. For more information visit www.tulsa-health.org.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
OSU-CHS educates osteopathic physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and health care administrators for Oklahoma with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma. OSU-CHS offers graduate and professional degrees with over 1,000 students enrolled in academic programs.
In addition to our educational mission, OSU-CHS also operates an extensive clinic system in Tulsa, employing over 90 full-time clinicians. We also have a robust partnership with our teaching hospital, the OSU Medical Center. Through our teaching hospital and network of clinics, OSU-CHS is a major provider of health care in Oklahoma.