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.
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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.