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Move for Life

With the rate of obesity on the rise in Oklahoma, INTEGRIS Health feels the need to do what we can to combat this problem. Our objective is to reduce the risk of obesity by providing health and nutritional education in conjunction with a regimented physical education program.

Schools Program

With the rate of obesity on the rise in Oklahoma, INTEGRIS Health feels the need to do what we can to combat this problem. Our objective is to reduce the risk of obesity by providing health and nutritional education in conjunction with a regimented physical education program.

The Move For Life Schools program works in conjunction with physical education departments, faculty and staff at some of the elementary schools in the metro area and two elementary schools in Seminole Oklahoma in conjunction with INTEGRIS Seminole Medical Center. Our goal is to educate the students about the benefits of good nutrition and physical activity which will prepare them to make choices that will improve their lives.

With the use of incentives, objectives are reached consistently and at a rapid pace. A walking program that rewards the top two students with bicycles at the end of the school year is one of the incentives that have been readily accepted by the students. Another example is “cool cash”. Students are awarded “cool cash” for participation in activities that promote a healthy mind and body. The “cool cash” is then redeemed for items the students can purchase from the “cool cash cart”.

In 2007, INTEGRIS Health partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma to bring the OrganWise Guys to the Move For Life schools. The OrganWise Guys curriculum is used to teach the children about nutrition and exercise in a colorful, fun and exciting way that will stick with the students and entertain them at the same time.

The program is currently in place at Western Village Academy, and Ridgeview Elementary in Oklahoma City and at Woodrow Wilson Elementary and Northridge Elementary in Seminole Oklahoma.

Families Program

The Move For Life - Families program was created to bring parents and their children together to learn about nutrition and exercise. Our goal is to educate families about the benefits of good nutrition and physical activity which will enable them to make choices that will improve the lives of the children as well as the parents. Another important aspect of the Move For Life – Families program is the mental health component. A therapist gives advice about positive body image, self-esteem and other topics that arise during the course of the program.

Move For Life – Families also provide pre and post session lab work for each participant. This enables them to receive information about their cholesterol, glucose, and insulin at no cost to them and lets them know where they stand and what they may need to work on.

The program takes place on the campuses of both INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center.



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