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 (LCPH) 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.
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 Lorain County, the following programs have received and maintained their OHP designation as of July 31, 2022:
If your child care 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.
If you are a family childcare provider (Type A or Type B) and you are interested in Ohio Healthy Programs, contact the Children's Hunger Alliance at OHPFCCP@childrenshungeralliance.org to get started.