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June 2, 2016

Fit 2 Learn Summit to focus on empowering children to be healthy

Participants learn activities to promote health and wellness among children during last year’s Fit 2 Learn Summit.
Participants learn activities to promote health and wellness among children during last year’s Fit 2 Learn Summit.

Jeremy Lyon, Ph.D., superintendent for the Frisco Independent School District in Texas, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday during the third annual Fit 2 Learn Summit. The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at OSU-CHS. The event is aimed at helping schools teach children to live healthy.

Lyon will discuss five practices to promote staff and student health and wellness in schools in a session beginning at 9:10 a.m. Other sessions will feature action-based learning, understanding problematic behaviors, smart snacks and healthy fundraisers, cooking for kids and much more. Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will provide the closing presentation at 4:25 p.m.

More than 150 teachers, support staff, parents, public health advocates and community leaders are expected to attend the event hosted by the Tulsa County Wellness Partnership. Other organizers include OSU-CHS, Shape Your Future campaign and Tobacco Free Coalition for Tulsa County. The summit is sponsored by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. To learn more about the free event, visit the Fit 2 Learn Summit website.

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