HEAL Sand Springs is an initiative developed to promote "Healthy Eating Active Living" in Sand Springs. Resolution 12-07, adopted by the Sand Springs City Council, outlines shocking statisitics that list Oklahoma as the sixth most obese state in the nation. Additional humbling statistics about the ill effects of poor eating habits and the inactive lifestyles more are adapting to can be reviewed in the support documents of the resolution.
A Proactive Approach
In order to combat this rising epidemic, Sand Springs leaders are joining forces to promote a healthier lifestyle. The resolution calls for changes / enhancements to the built environment that encourage walking, biking, and other forms of physical activity. As a model participant of the program, the City of Sand Springs is working on implementation of an employee wellness policy. To aid our employee's in healthier decisions, vending machines in city owned or leased locations have better options, as well as food at city events or meetings.
Furthermore, the HEAL Sand Springs program calls on local retailers and restaurants to join our cause by providing and promoting healthier food choices.