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Ohio Healthy Programs

The Ohio Healthy Program was created in response to the growing concern surrounding childhood obesity. According to the 2019 Community Health Assessment, nearly 34% of 6th graders and 54% of 12th graders in Lorain County are overweight or obese. Lorain County Public Health trains and recognizes programs meeting Ohio Healthy Program standards. Both early care and education programs have the opportunity to earn recognition as an Ohio Healthy Program.

Steps towards this designation include

  • Attending 15 hours of Ohio Approved training for administrators, cooks, and teachers
  • Implementing one new wellness policy each year
  • Improving menus
  • Engaging families

Center Resources

Upcoming Trainings

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Designated Programs

In Lorain County, the following programs have received and maintained their OHP designation:

  • Child Garden LaGrange
  • Child Garden Grafton
  • Child Garden Wellington
  • Diane Willis, Type B Family Provider
  • Kendal Early Learning Center
  • Little Lighthouse Learning Center
  • Raquel Chisholm, Type B Family Provider
  • Rockin Round the Clock
  • Southside Horizon Activities Center

If your center is interested in Ohio Healthy Programs, contact us at healthed@loraincountyhealth.com. LCPH is available to assist your center, providing technical assistance and training that fit your schedule.