- Nearly 67% of Oklahoma adults are either overweight or obese
- The number is 34% for Oklahoma youth
- Overweight and obesity are associated with many health risks, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, and depression
- The estimated cost associated with obesity in Oklahoma is more than $854 million each year.
- This problem affects the health of individuals, families and communities throughout the state.
- 42 Oklahoma counties received a grade of “F” in the amount of physical activity in which they engage
- 29 % percent of Oklahoma high school students watch three or more hours of TV daily
- Only 36.4 % of high school students had a physical education class at least once a week, and only 31.4 % of high school students had daily physical education
- 50 Oklahoma counties received a grade of “F” for fruit and vegetable consumption
- Food industry marketing, many fast food restaurants, and few grocery stores are some community factors that influence unhealthy food choices
Eating better and moving more will help to turn these numbers around. There are many strategies and initiatives already working to help Oklahoma move the needle.
- Step up to the challenge and make a personal commitment to eat better and move more...today!
- Policy and environmental interventions can create supportive environments for populations to eat better and move more
- Strengthening local food systems can increase access to high quality foods throughout the state
- Get involved in grass roots efforts - nearly 75% of local Turning Point partnerships have a program or collaborative initiative supporting physical activity in their community
New! Obesity Fact Sheet
New! Fruit & Vegetable Fact Sheet
New! Physical Activity Fact Sheet
Guide to a Strong & Healthy Oklahoma
Get Fit Eat Smart: Oklahoma Physical Activity & Nutrition State Plan
Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
Obesity & Physical Activity in Oklahoma 1989-2009
Last Modified on 02/07/2012