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.
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will host three Ohio Healthy Programs (OHP) training sessions at the Child Care Resource Center, 5350 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, Ohio. The sessions include 15 hours of Ohio Approved training for teachers, cooks and administrators at no cost.
At the OHP training, attendees learn how to introduce fresh, tasty, kid-friendly menu options. They also receive a toolkit of activities and easy-to-use resources. Additionally, attendees get tips to help families create healthy habits at home. Sessions run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Register for OHP training - visit OCCRRA.org, click “find training,” and search the ID number above. To get help with registration, email Amanda at aaccordino@LorainCountyHealth.com or call 440-284-3218.
In Lorain County, the following programs have received and maintained their OHP designation:
If your center is interested in Ohio Healthy Programs, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. LCPH is available to assist your center, providing technical assistance and training that fit your schedule.