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CERTIFIED HEALTHY SCHOOL

CERTIFIED HEALTHY OKLAHOMA


LAURA MATLOCK
SCHOOL WELLNESS SYSTEMS COORDINATOR
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WELLNESS
OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
Health-related factors, such as hunger, chronic illness,
or physical and emotional abuse, can lead to poor
school performance.
More than 1 in 3 youth ages 10 to 17 in Oklahoma are
overweight or obese.
More than 8 in 10 high school students eat too few
vegetables and fruits.
More than 1 in 8 high school students did not get
enough physical activity per day and almost 1 in 3
students watched more than 3 hours of TV per day.
More than 1 in 10 high school students smoked
cigarettes and 1 in 20 used smokeless tobacco in the
past 30 days.
CERTIFIED HEALTHY SCHOOL
Launched in 2010
Complements six other Certified Healthy
programs: businesses, campuses, communities,
congregations, early childhood programs, and
restaurants
Recognizes schools that make health a priority
for faculty, staff, and students
Endorsed by
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Academy for State Goals
Oklahoma Turning Point Council
SCHOOL CRITERIA
Health Education
Physical Education
Health Services
Nutrition Services
Counseling, Psychological, and Social
Services
Healthy and Safe School Environment
Health Promotion for Staff
Family and Community Involvement

SCHOOL CLASSIFICATION

Schools sites of all sizes are encouraged to apply.
Public or private institutions
Other Opportunities:
School district administrative offices can apply to
become Certified Healthy Businesses.
Institutions of higher education, including career
technology centers, can apply to become a
Certified Healthy Campus, and their administrative
offices may also apply to become a Certified
Healthy Business.

WHATS IN IT FOR THE SCHOOL?
Recognition as a school that goes above and beyond to
create a healthy, nurturing environment
The opportunity to provide a healthier environment for
faculty, staff, and students
Recipients are invited to a special recognition awards
event.
Enhance your schools image in the community and add
credibility to your school
Certified Healthy School recipients have the opportunity
to apply for an incentive grant through TSET.

SCORING

Applicants do not compete with other schools
within their category.
Certification is solely based on number of criteria
obtained in each section.



AWARD LEVELS

Basic

Merit

Excellence

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BE A PART OF THE CHANGE
CATEGORY 2012
2013
BUSINESSES 437
499
SCHOOLS 314
523
COMMUNITIES 52
72
CAMPUSES 28
27
RESTAURANTS 12
20
CERTIFICATION PROCESS
All applications and criteria can be found at
www.certifiedhealthyok.com.
3 levels of certification for all programs
Application period from August 1 to November 1

Certification announcements after December 1
Awards event in February



TSET HEALTHY DISTRICT INCENTIVE
GRANTS


In order to be considered the School District must:
Have at least 1 Certified Healthy School in the District
Adopt required health promoting policies
Apply for a Healthy District Incentive Grant
TSET HEALTHY SCHOOL INCENTIVE
GRANTS


In order to be considered the School Site must:
Be a Certified Healthy School
Be a part of a School District that received a Healthy
School District Incentive Grant
Adopt required heath promoting policies
Apply for a Healthy School Incentive Grant
THANK YOU
You are one step closer to becoming a Certified
Healthy School. We appreciate your dedication to
advancing the health and wellness of Oklahomans!
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For more information, contact the School
Wellness Systems Coordinator, Laura Matlock, at
the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center
for the Advancement of Wellness:
(405) 271-3619
LauraM@health.ok.gov

PLEASE VISIT
WWW.CERTIFIEDHEALTHYOK.COM
CONTACT INFORMATION
REFERENCES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Youth
(2013). Healthy Youth. Retrieved from
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/.

Henry J. Kaiser Foundation (2014). State Health Facts. Retrieved
from http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/overweightobese-
children/.

Oklahoma State Department of Health (2013). Youth Risk
Behavior Survey. Retrieved from
http://www.ok.gov/health/pub/wrapper/ok2share.html.

Oklahoma State Department of Health (2013). Oklahoma Youth
Tobacco Survey.