In 2007, the Sand Springs City Council developed an initiative called HEAL Sand Springs, (Healthy Eating Active Living) to promote a healthier lifestyle for residents. Resolution 12-07 outlines proposed 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 created 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 the cause by providing and promoting healthier food choices.