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Reaching Out in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has the eighth highest rate of obesity in the nation, with 12 percent of residents being diagnosed with diabetes in 2015. “Live Well, Eat Well, Be Active with Diabetes” began in 2015 as one of several classes offered through the Family & Consumer Sciences Extension at Oklahoma State University (OSU).

OSU Extension works through statewide issue teams to address health and hunger; safety and environment; finance, jobs and employment; and family and child resilience. In 2016, class evaluation data revealed a 57 percent decrease in those who planned to eat snack foods and drink sugar-sweetened beverages.

Learn more about OSU Family and Consumer Sciences.

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