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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. Designations are valid for two years and complement Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) Requirements. Contact the Child Care Resource Center with specific questions regarding SUTQ.

Steps towards this designation include

  • Attending Ohio Approved training for administrators, cooks, and teachers
  • Implementing one new wellness policy every two years
  • Improving menus
  • Engaging families

Center Resources

Upcoming Trainings

There are many training options for teachers, cooks, and administrators. Visit OCCRRA to search for upcoming trainings. If you need assistance finding the next available training call us at 440-322-6367 and ask for Health Promotion.

  • In-Person Trainings:
    • Session 1: Healthy Habits, Parts 1-4. (10 hrs)
      • One teacher from each age group must attend.
    • Session 2: Healthy Menus (2.5 hrs)
      • The staff cook is to attend.
    • Session 3: Healthy Policy (2.5 hrs)
      • The administrator must attend.
  • Online Trainings: Self-paced
    • Session 1: Healthy Habits, Parts 1-4. (5 hours) is self-paced.
      • One teacher from each age group must attend.
    • Session 2: Healthy Menus (1.5 hrs)
      • The staff cook is to attend.
    • Session 3: Healthy Policy (1.5 hrs)
      • The administrator must attend.
  • Online Trainings: Webinars
    • Session 1: Healthy Habits, Parts 1-4. (10 hrs)
      • One teacher from each age group must attend.
    • Session 2: Healthy Menus (1.5 hrs)
      • The staff cook is to attend.
    • Session 3: Healthy Policy (1.5 hrs)
      • The administrator must attend.

Designated Programs

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 healthed@loraincountyhealth.com. LCPH is available to assist your center, providing technical assistance and training that fit your schedule.