OKLAHOMA CITY (September 27, 2023) — Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), is observing two important days in October: National Child Health Day on Oct. 2 and National Walk and Roll to School Day on Oct. 4.

“Celebrating and promoting the health of children in Oklahoma improves health for generations,” said Julie Bisbee, TSET executive director. “Both days serve as reminders that the whole community has a part to play in promoting healthy lifestyles to younger Oklahomans. TSET offers resources so families, educators and communities can partner together to help children get plenty of physical activity.”

Celebrate National Child Health Day with these activities:

  • Kids need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, while adults need 30. Take advantage of the fall weather and enjoy time outside with your kids. Jump rope competitions, family walks with the dog or simply playing at your neighborhood parks are great ways to get active together. Need more inspiration? Check out this list of family-friendly ways to get moving!
  • Set aside time in the kitchen to have your kids help you prepare a delicious and healthy meal with hidden veggies.

Celebrate National Walk & Roll to School Day:

  • Plan an event for your community. Follow these nine steps to get you started on planning a successful and safe Walk & Roll to School Day.
  • Accompany your child on the way to school.
  • Wear bright colored clothing for increased visibility.

For more resources, tips and ideas on living healthy for all Oklahomans, visit ShapeYourFutureOK.com