A wide selection of vegetables at a farm market

Healthy eating helps manage body weight and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. What we eat depends on our personal preference, culture, habits, and the availability of foods. In order to make lifestyle changes, healthy food must be available, affordable, and taste good. 

At Lorain County Public Health, we help make choosing healthy foods easier. We...

Implement healthy food policies

Change the food environment

  • Breastfeeding (lactation) rooms at worksites
  • Healthy concession stand options like bananas, inexpensive water, and baked chips
  • More vending machine options for healthier snacking
  • Hydration stations to increase the availability of water

Support lasting changes

Help eligible families enroll in WIC:

  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a federal nutrition education program conducted through the Ohio Department of Health 
  • WIC provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 
  • Infants can get supplemental formula and/or baby food and infant cereal

Other examples of proven healthy eating programs: