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The Benefits of Being Outdoors

September 26, 2022 9:37 pm Published by Comments Off on The Benefits of Being Outdoors

Ah, nature. There’s nothing quite like breathing in fresh air and taking in outdoor beauty. It’s impossible to replicate the…


Stay Ahead of School Stress

September 5, 2022 9:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Stay Ahead of School Stress

Stress doesn’t develop with age. It just changes — and kids have stressors of their own. Everything from assignments, tests,…


8 Easy Ways to Meal Prep

June 30, 2022 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on 8 Easy Ways to Meal Prep

Meal prepping is a great way to save time and money, plus prevent food waste. If you’re worried eating the…


How to Eat Intentionally

June 24, 2022 6:26 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Eat Intentionally

When it comes to health, it’s not always about what you eat, but how you eat. Are you someone who waits until you’re starving…


After-School Snack Hacks

June 14, 2022 4:30 pm Published by Comments Off on After-School Snack Hacks

After a busy day at school, most kids come home hungry and tired. Plus, errands, extracurricular activities and homework can…


What Produce Is In Season?

May 5, 2022 10:22 pm Published by Comments Off on What Produce Is In Season?

Whether you’re trying your hand at a backyard garden or writing out your grocery list, it’s important to know which…


15+ Quick Lunch Ideas for Busy Teachers

April 11, 2022 7:11 pm Published by Comments Off on 15+ Quick Lunch Ideas for Busy Teachers

Between managing your classroom, communicating with parents and handling extra duties, there’s very little time left for lunch. Yet skipping…


7 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

January 26, 2022 7:32 pm Published by Comments Off on 7 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting, exhausting journey. Whether it’s your first — or you just want to make some healthy changes…


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Dine with Your Valentine at Home

January 20, 2022 3:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Dine with Your Valentine at Home

Whether you celebrate with your sweetheart, family or friends, save money and be healthy with this deliciously simple menu. Raise…


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7 Healthy Ways to Address Stress

November 15, 2021 6:55 pm Published by Comments Off on 7 Healthy Ways to Address Stress

Losing a job … or starting one. Getting married … or divorced. Managing personal health issues… or caring for a…


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How to Set Your Family in Motion

August 25, 2021 6:31 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Set Your Family in Motion

When it comes to health, parents are their kids’ biggest role models — with eating patterns and exercise. Leading your…


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Easy Ways to Drink Less Soda

August 25, 2021 6:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Easy Ways to Drink Less Soda

Many common beverages like soda, energy drinks, sports drinks and juice boxes are hiding a big secret — they’re full…


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Back to School Hacks

June 29, 2021 8:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Back to School Hacks

Fact: kids LOVE the freedom of summer. As the fall semester approaches, you can make the back-to-school transition easier on…


Veggie Grilling Guide

Veggie Grilling Guide

June 21, 2021 10:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Veggie Grilling Guide

Grill Vegetables — And Fruit There are so many benefits to grilling vegetables. High in fiber, vitamins and minerals, veggies…


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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

April 13, 2021 9:42 pm Published by Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Everyone experiences stress in one form or another. But, as you can probably guess, not all forms of dealing with…


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Winter Meal Makeovers

January 20, 2021 6:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Winter Meal Makeovers

Guest Blog By: Chef Valarie Carter, MPH – OU/TU Culinary Medicine Although January can be cold and gray and the…


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Unlock Your Best Sleep Yet

January 14, 2021 11:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Unlock Your Best Sleep Yet

Good sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. It helps us be productive and energetic while regulating our mood…


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THIS Will Have You Drinking More Water

January 13, 2021 5:12 pm Published by Comments Off on THIS Will Have You Drinking More Water

The science on sugar-sweetened beverages is in. They are a leading cause of weight gain, obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease…


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7 Meals to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

November 12, 2019 9:44 pm Published by Comments Off on 7 Meals to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Busy weeknights usually call for quick, easy dinners. But too often, convenience gets put before nutrition. Sure, frozen pizza, hot…


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Free Local Activities in Oklahoma

November 11, 2019 9:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Free Local Activities in Oklahoma

Oklahoma offers tons of free activities that help get you and your family moving. From hiking trails to biking trails…


25 Healthy Hacks for Busy Parents

October 17, 2019 9:22 pm Published by Comments Off on 25 Healthy Hacks for Busy Parents

Parents are busy. It’s the understatement of the century. To help make your lives a little easier and your kids’…


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The Benefits of Physical Activity

April 24, 2019 12:55 am Published by Comments Off on The Benefits of Physical Activity

When you were growing up, getting physical activity was easier. Recess was your favorite part of the school day. You…


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Understanding Calories

February 11, 2019 5:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Understanding Calories

Calories measure how much energy foods and drinks provide. Our bodies store and “burn” calories as fuel, which we use…



Set Simple Goals and Make Healthy Swaps in 2019

January 17, 2019 7:39 pm Published by Comments Off on 
Set Simple Goals and Make Healthy Swaps in 2019

For more information contact: Whitney Dinger, Public Information and Outreach Specialist whitneyd@tset.ok.gov (405) 521-4959 (office) (405) 227-0488 (cell) Set Simple…


6 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

January 3, 2019 8:15 pm Published by Comments Off on 6 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

Winter is here, and it often means staying indoors and being less active. Freezing temperatures don’t have to put the…


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Family-Friendly Activities

January 16, 2018 5:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Family-Friendly Activities

Adults need 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Kids need 60. Now, how can you and your family get…